Sorry, they said. We're busy.
Too bad, they said. Next time.
Disappointment? Only momentarily.
No matter how many nos come your way
There are at least as many yeses.
Perhaps the red-winged blackbirds
and the local movie crew
or the quaint Annapolis storefront
will say yes
And gratitude will spring
from unexpected places
Onward, my friend -
and thankfully so -
to your next adventure!