To All whom These Presents Shall Come, Greeting

Whereas, says the scribe

of the beautiful hand.

Whereas, shall the people answer.

The document could last forever

or until tomorrow.  Surely

the sun will rise again.

You can track the progress

across any sky.  Don’t

put your faith in night.

You are already counted

in the beginning.

Faces blur together.

Surely they are here.

Surely they have come.

Mountain and valley

will not matter.  Whereas