So, I don’t know about you, but I am already weary of the US election process. Dozens of candidates, center to left to far left ad nauseam. What I’d really like to see is the people who are already in the hallowed, hollowed halls of Congress do their job. It’s frustrating. So I’m taking a break. Let me know when it’s down to one candidate. Anyone will be better than what we’ve got right now. And I promise to vote for them, whoever they are.
What is obscene is the amount of money we are pouring into the primaries. When our schools and teachers are underfunded and underpaid; when there are children being held in cages at our border, denied even the most basic of needs, soap, water, dignity; when pharmaceutical companies are making record profits and the elderly and sickest among us are forced to choose between life and survival…It makes me sick to hear about millions of dollars raised here and there, and to receive appeals in my email inbox for just one more dollar…just a dollar to get said candidate on the next debate roster.
So yes, I don’t know about you, but I am over it already. It’s summer after all. I’m taking time out to smell a few roses, to catch sea breezes in my hair, to burrow my toes in the warm sand, to savor the dawn and linger under the trees at dusk considering the blessings of life. I still care about the world at large, I will always care, but for now, for now, there are raindrops and songbirds calling my name.
Have a wonderful week!
Sunday’s Week in ReVerse – 14 July 2019
keep to yourself, if you please,
i don’t care who is gaining
if you want call it that…
there is no urgency
the sun’s shining, all is well,
come, let’s swim in the rain
the rain pitapatting
i shall never grow weary of the green
A ReVerse poem is a summary poem with a single line lifted from each entry of a collection of work over a particular timeframe and re-penned in chronological order as a new poem. Unlike a collaborative poem, the ReVerse features the words of one writer, providing a glimpse into their thoughts over time. I use it as a review of the previous week.