Letter to the Editor: Pausing for Poetry

I'm crying today. It's Easter I feel sad. Not in the Christian way, Just wondering why Humans are bad Way.

I’m crying today.

It’s Easter

I feel sad.

Not in the Christian way,

Just wondering why

Humans are bad

Way.

 

They say

Jumbo will go ahead if finances can be found

Hopefully I won’t be around

To see this pristine place

Become a disgrace

And you, (power money mongers)

To satisfy your hungers

Say you do it for the community

I plead immunity

From any responsibility

(Blame it on senility)

 

What happened to “protect and preserve”

Is it really true “you get what you deserve”

Because I’d bet my last dollar

The children are not asking for this

Can you hear them holler?

STOP. Give me a kiss

Instead.

 

We come here for authenticity

A quiet life

A kind of reminiscity

Of times gone by

It makes me cry

 

Alice Breeze

Brisco