Dante by Michael Estabrook
You can’t change history, cannot fix
your past mistakes no matter how hard you try
no matter how painful. We are all of us stuck
in our own private purgatories doing penance
for our sins until the end of time just like Dante said.
Daydream by Michael Estabrook
These days life has too many moving parts
daughter moving back home house needing repairs
yard a mess, diets, aching joints, money trouble
when all I want is to read some Byron and Tennyson
out back beneath the shade tree.
Brief Bio Michael Estabrook:
Retired now writing more poems
working more outside
just noticed 2 Cooper’s hawks staked out
in our yard or above it I should say
which explains the disappearing chipmunks.