Monday, November 18, 2013

Current Affairs

Inspired by poet Naomi Shihab Nye’s interview on PBS Newshour

I craft political verse,
pulling poems from
headlines, newscasts, e-mails…

Covering breaking news, I’ve discovered,
is apt to break you.  There are so many
approaches to random violence, abused children,
and societal bigotry one can take before damage
accrues to the soul.

Especially after reading
what resembles too many retellings
of the same story.

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