Flags by Joe Miller








The company of friends

are like the first warm day

after a long winter season

the bright sun bringing my skin

the savory color of health


Stacked against the hard times

and everything unfair

are Godʼs kind kisses

and stumbling headlong

into puddles of grace


Copyright © 2008 Joe C. Miller






Is there a hero



heroes don’t come in capes

and tights

with secret identities


“All that is necessary

for the triumph of evil

is that good men do nothing”


A hero is an everyday man

a good man

one that makes a decision

to do something


Not with brute force

or covertly with a mask

but facing the wrong head on

with character and strength


and they are …invisible





© 2008 Joe C Miller