Memorial Day

By Lisa Denton The day was set the bar was bookedAll arrived, they all lookedCheerful in the circsWinks and nods, even smirksThis crew of friends from days of yoreHad wanted to do this, months beforeRules in play on the original dayTho’ broke and busted byThose we trustedA lesson here for one and allWhose tick in … Continue reading Memorial Day

Ukraine to Spain, Our World in Turmoil

By Susan Champion BBC News photo of fighting in Ukraine Somewhere in a Kiev basement A mother cries out Is there a bus leaving soon? Is there a bus leaving soon? Asks the child’s aunt Our homes destroyed, nothing left Our homes destroyed, nothing left No food or water How must we survive here now? … Continue reading Ukraine to Spain, Our World in Turmoil

Our “Impossible Times” by Adrienne Maree Brown

Poem as poster we are living in impossible times. if it were fiction it would be critiqued as hyperbolic. if it were nightmares we would never sleep. we are living in times created by our own species. i can’t remember the last time my tears weren’t man-made. it feels like everything is broken. we must, … Continue reading Our “Impossible Times” by Adrienne Maree Brown