Category Archives: Tetractys

May Day 20

how
swiftly
the days pass,
gone forever
but for brief flickers of remembering

~kat


Poetry form for the month of May: Tetractys/5 lines/syllable count 1-2-3-4-10.


May Day 19

twinkle…twinkle

stars
are for
wishing on
but even more,
stars reveal our capacity for hope

~kat


Poetry form for the month of May: Tetractys/5 lines/syllable count 1-2-3-4-10.


May Day 18

carpe diem already

time
enough
is a lie
some dreams won’t keep
while we waste the hours sleeping on them

~kat


Poetry form for the month of May: Tetractys/5 lines/syllable count 1-2-3-4-10.


May Day 17

old
white men
wielding
patriarchy
are a dying breed…but not soon enough

☹️~kat

It is feeling more and more like “Gilead” these days. 😳


Poetry form for the month of May: Tetractys/5 lines/syllable count 1-2-3-4-10.


May Day 16

poverty
an allegory

poor
sapling
bucket bound,
never to be
a tree, fated by the whim of a breeze

~kat

There is an old bucket on my back porch with a bit of dirt in the bottom. A few years ago it was home to a thriving tomato plant. This year however, the seed from a nearby tree had the misfortune to land in it. I noticed it this morning, happily sprouting, thriving even, inasmuch as a root bound tree can. But it will never be a tree unless someone intervenes and transplants it into the ground where its roots can run deep. It made me think about children born into poverty. Their birth is a random twist of the fates. We are not all equally advantaged from the start. For each child to realize their full potential a certain amount of intervention may be called for. When we deny this fact, by telling them to try harder, to work harder, or to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, we’re denying the reality of the “bucket”.


Poetry form for the month of May: Tetractys/5 lines/syllable count 1-2-3-4-10.


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