This is what I know to be true:
to seek change,
we must first accept what is.
Know that now is not always.
And know this too:
the path to change is slow.
Notes: A Golden Shovel poem is created from a line borrowed from another poem. Each word in the original line becomes an end word for a line in the new poem. I borrowed this line from arnold adoff’s “of course,” a powerful poem about social change. The lines I copied in my notebook made me think about parenting. It’s not really apparent in the poem or title, but that’s what my poem is really about.
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