this is my favorite flag,
it does not exclude, or leave anyone out.
i had mended the old one until it frayed and faded into oblivion.
last week i ordered a new one, had it shipped to our vermont address
and found it waiting in the breezeway when i arrived this afternoon.
i set henry free from his travel carrier, unpacked the car,
put the contents of the cooler in the fridge,
turned on the water and hung the new flag with a sense of anticipation.
i am here.
breathing deeply and anticipating a summer of possibilities.
how about you?