The following was published in "America at the Millennium: The Best Poems and Poets of the 20th Century," Watermark Press, Maryland, 2000. ISBN 1-58235-714-5

Still Here?

Wayward souls
Straying from the path
I have spilled blood, sweat, and tears for you
Even while you laugh

There is always a choice
The decision is yours
Shot down by selfishness
It closed all your doors

I have to find a way
To get back on track
Frequently knocked off
Was it something I lacked?

For you the blind
Who once could see
Unexplained visions
Times three

Rob Kettenburg