Category Archives: humanity

A Toast to Childhood

“Cheers, everyone!” Glasses raise in salute. “Clink glasses!” a child calls. Same granddaughter who clapped and “yay”ed following a somber hymn at my dad’s funeral. That’s how her performances are received. I smile and bend down toward her happy face. … Continue reading

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love sinks — magnetic poetry

Brilliant stars kiss the sky. Fevered ocean steams. I picture amore’s caramel eyes, and listen for secret embrace. Cheating dog, so long. Velvet smoke almost gone. Somber, I will heal, then fly.

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world afire

Had we only raked the forest floors we could have stopped the fires. If we built a higher wall, tear gas wouldn’t cross the border. There is no global warming; can’t you feel the cold rain falling on the fallen? … Continue reading

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unplayed – magnetic poetry

I decided to experiment with magnetic poetry. Don’t know if there are any rules other than use the words/letters you draw. If so, someone can tell me.   I sing with drunk tongue, with breast crushed by need to share … Continue reading

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Insider

Your conspiratorial wink seeks my complicit nod. A pact, an inside joke among us privileged. What’s the punch line today? Racism? Xenophobia? Homophobia? Today the tacit agreement ends. I will look you in the eye – unflinchingly – and say, … Continue reading

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Your Vote Matters! Know Your Rights!

As we near the midterm elections in the US, it is becoming clearer and clearer that voter suppression is alive and well in 2018. When voting at the polls, make sure you know your rights. Here are some important takeaways from … Continue reading

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National Voter Registration Day

Midterm elections are coming up on November 6th in the US. Are you registered to vote? You can register HERE. It’s super easy and super important. Be heard, make a difference. Vote like your life depended on it. Someone’s life truly … Continue reading

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