An augur in ancient Rome studied signs
And bird behavior to discern a proposed action’s
Favorability rating with Latin divines.
Many have been auguring outcomes, respective factions
Prophesying destruction while others predict
Improving days. I don’t know about
The future, but the image I choose to depict
With my day-gifts is a canvas on easel, out
Where colors and drawing methods I’ve yet to learn
Await my sight-gift. We are all beginners.
This clock tick, and this. You see? Yearn
For the kingdom that loves and makes the losers winners.
There’s been an inauguration we haven’t esteemed–
The one St. Matthew told and Dr. King dreamed.