Yes Goddesses

With prophetic vision
All the women
In the family
Mothers and daughters
Cousins and nieces
With pets present
Met in unison
Tethered their souls
Gathered their wisdom
Shared bad meals
Cried then laughed
Rolled up sleeves
Studied the data
Examined their hearts
Consulted with God
Exhaled a “Yes”
Cleaned the mess
Moved some mountains
Saved the world
Then slept soundly

Onward Artist

Put it all out there

Graffiti the walls of all the world with all the goodness you can possibly stuff into your every carbon footprint

Yes, your every breath

Send it marching onward, channeled outward

With unabashed hope

With unrealistic expectation, yet with none at all

Believe some force shall, some being must

Carry it all straightaway

To the doorstep, that heart of the other

Knock it will, but know

There may be no answer

But the walls, the world, the carbon, that doorstep

That heart

Needed your work nonetheless

So you remain the same

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Come, world
Come crashing down
Just as you have threatened

While we stand up straight

Just as we have prepared
Come watch our audacious dance
Come, world 

Radio Off

I like others
The way they can sing
About their love
Of another
Don’t stop

I like the voice
In my head, and its pitch-perfect
Singing about
No one and everyone 
It won’t stop