A Drop of Oil

For over a half century
A drop of oil
Lifts to the surface of the water.
A drop of oil
Reflects the suns’ rays
In a colorful symmetrical pattern.
A drop of oil
Is a balm for fading grief
And constant vigilance.
A drop of oil
Anoints a great nation
And serves as a living memorial.
A drop of oil draped
Over the entombed fallen.
A drop of oil
Spreads across the ocean
From a place
Once called the Pearl.


About Wesselhoft, Paul

Retired U.S. Army (Airborne Ranger) Chaplain; State Representative, Oklahoma House of Representatives; Representative, Citizen Potawatomi Nation.
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