Thursday, April 18, 2019

A poem in response to Dorothy Allison's essay

A poem in response to Dorothy Allison's essay: A Question of Class.

For Dorothy.

Courage, humor and love
Simply disappear
In the politics of They.

Despair must be lived
In a world that despises the weak.

They who hold dominion
Overcome and deny.
The impulse to forget/remember

Those who disappear into:
One pair of eyes
One set of hands
--Heard by no one.

Our tears form the ground notes
In a howling cadence of
What will not change 
In the world of We.

Courage soul: learn to wield.

         Karen Joyce 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Spring: A Work in Progress

Spring: A Work in Progress

You are not broken - you are part of a whole universe

Humanity.

The fear of losing ground

Baseless, vulnerable and afraid.


Looking out the patio door

I am lost in the unity of the wind, green freeness,

Trees, my father

A continuum.


Plugging in, topsy-turvy

An angel on my shoulder

Stay in place, safe exploring gentleness, grace.

~Karen Joyce  04/2019



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