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Poem: “Clearing,” by Martha Postlewaite

Poem: “Clearing,” by Martha Postlewaite

Do not try to save the whole world or do anything grandiose. Instead, create a clearing in the dense forest of your life and wait there patiently, until the song that is your life falls into your own cupped hands and you recognize and greet it. Only then will you know...
Poem: “Home,” by Warsan Shire

Poem: “Home,” by Warsan Shire

No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark. You only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well. Your neighbours running faster than you, the boy you went to school with who kissed you dizzy behind the old tin factory is holding a gun...
Poem: “I Think It’s Brave,” by  Lana Rafaela

Poem: “I Think It’s Brave,” by Lana Rafaela

i think it’s brave that you get up in the morning even if your soul is weary and your bones ache for a rest i think it’s brave that you keep on living even if you don’t know how to anymore i think it’s brave that you push away the waves rolling in every day and you...
Poem: “The Empathy Party,” by Sarah Sadie

Poem: “The Empathy Party,” by Sarah Sadie

My son barred me from the empathy party his fifth grade classroom hosted. In our evolving dance there are so many events I’m not invited to, moments I’m too intimate to share. Later, he tells me the snacks sucked, crackers and carrot sticks, and there was too much...
Poem: “Enemies,” by Wendell Berry

Poem: “Enemies,” by Wendell Berry

If you are not to become a monster, you must care what they think. If you care what they think, how will you not hate them, and so become a monster of the opposite kind? From where then is love to come—love for your enemy that is the way of liberty? From forgiveness....