We all have them in our life
Someone close or far removed
Who makes conversation difficult
What anger and resentment must they harbor
When it happened I do not know
Where will it take them is their destiny

Try as I might I sent a note
With information for them, not for me
I had hoped it would be well received
It came back as rude as can be
A miserable life they make for themselves

As Maggie and I took our morning stroll
We were greeted with a beautiful sunrise
Smoke from the fires ravaging my state
Turn the sky red at dawn and later at dusk
I choose to be happy as I ponder
The unexpected blessing of light
For in the darkness I lived too long
Now I am free to move along