‘We can’t go around punishing people in the present for the trauma that was inflicted on us in the past.’
The cats of Rome sleep, feed, and breed
among the tumbled travertine, and slip,
tails high, across the flag draped avenues.
We can still bend the arc of history through a ceaseless pursuit of beloved community.
In my darker hours I like to imagine a knitting club
where no one is allowed to smile.
The primary cause of the worsening situation is not the combustion of fossil fuels, but the massive political dereliction that has allowed the bonfire to go on after we knew that it posed a potentially lethal threat to humankind.
It seemed like
everyone I knew had something
precious to give away
“Females carry the marks, language and nuances of their culture more than the male. Anything that is desired or despised is always placed on the female body.”
There was a drought in a village in China. They sent for a rainmaker who was known to live in the farthest corner of the country, far away.
For just a fraction of what we’ve spent on militarization these last 20 years, we could start to make life much better.
Julia Conley: Environmental Threats Rapidly Becoming ‘Single Greatest Challenge to Human Rights’ according to UN
“Governments’ failure to act on climate change in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence may well be the biggest intergenerational human rights violation in history.” —Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International
An uncle of mine was in the Klan,
but I was never told his name
because the Klan was trashy
When war comes, it steals everything: souls, memories, homes, happiness, love and safety. Instead, it brings fear, blood, death, darkness and terror.
What Really Matters in the U.S. of A.
My hovel, my mess—surfaces like baseball mounds, my pubic mound—books papers piled, my checkbook math, an epic fail—cleanliness, godliness—washing the carpet, the body—a good Catholic girl I was scared of … Continue reading →