reflecting on the Trump presidency
I looked down at my feet and saw the rug,
the carrots, soup kettle, chef's hat and mitten,
the onions and red peppers.
so bright and cheerful, this rug has lasted
longer than the Obama presidency, maybe
even through the reign of George W,
and it still makes me smile.
My rug will endure Trump, and probably
the next one, too, unless I throw it in
the rubbish heap.
I wonder how many people compare the
lifetime of their rugs to the political cycle.
Many things of beauty and joy endure,
even Trump cannot take away my rug.