my idealism: | A Poem by Rick Davis | PAROUSIA Magazine

my idealism:

my idealism is like
bare feet in summer grass

and blossoms
that drift like stars

resisting water-hazards
of apathy.

my idealism
is like city lights

that speckle wet streets
with vibrant paint.

stuck in right-wing mud
my nights grow

sleeplessly long,
but with loving-kindness

moonlight seeps
through dancing clouds.



Rick Davis lives in the Chicago area, USA.  He is married to Marianne. Marianne has five children, and twenty-four grand & great-grandchildren.  They have a loved cat & dog.  Rick graduated from Northeastern Illinois University, and several graduate schools.  He’s has worked in market research and other positions.  He has worked as a volunteer pastoral counselor at Blind Service Association in Chicago, and at the University of Illinois Hospital at Chicago.  He is an ordained minister and interfaith Rabbi.