Meet Ms. Ilhan Omar, first year Congresswoman, and first muslim American woman and former refugee to serve in Congress. Ms. Omar is a target of the Trump Administration, some Political Action Committees and some fellow and sister members of Congress. She is outspoken and unconventional. This is a cause for celebration, not scorn. However, the flames of hatred have been stoked and now rage. Those who do not defend Ms. Omar’s First Amendment rights, effectively squelch mine. I stand by Ilhan.
toe to edge
i breathe deep to ribs
feet on soles made of leather cling to surface
my wings no longer feathered and lift off a distant memory
i do beseech
to them it is a screech
for our children
we must reach
With all our might to peace
Or we vanish in the breach
Meet Chewbacca. I have given him the name Saint because this magnificent creature died protecting his human from a gang of attackers wielding knives. His mom said there were three of them coming at her and Saint Chewbacca fought like a bear. This is my tribute to a most brave four legged soul. With gratitude and love, to the animal kingdom. Thank you for love and protection since the dawn of time.
Here is to blessings and peace for this world. This day reminds me to trust in the good because I cannot always see the whole picture at once.
at peace with ebb and flow
the great sea in me moves roils rolls kelp
anchored to earth, sways to steady surf beat
surrounded by tiny bubbles ascending to sun
drawn to flame for heat flickering light
hold fast fairy dust
That kind of day.
When I feel challenged by change I do not welcome with open arms, I think of a butterfly and the first time she spread her wings.