Monday, April 21, 2014

Headline Poem 4/21/14 -- In honor of

Tomorrow is Earth Day, but in some places, tomorrow is today. So, in honor of the earth, here is today's headline poem. 

In honor of

In honor of 
the earth, 
I vow to feel,
to release 
the balloon
of fears,
the wall
(and exhaustion from
holding it up), 
the questionable 
and certain
surrender
that is
a hemline 
in the grass 
that hangs long enough 
to matter. 
In honor of the earth, 
I vow to feel, 
to hear sounds previously punished
and pushed aside, 
to let go of that which took
you from
you
and me from me,
and to say 
we need you,
and it's okay.