Emma

Emma.
Emma is the face and the voice of determination and courage.
Emma is the face and the voice of a generation that
Will
Not
Be
Denied
Will
Not
Be
Ignored
Will
Not
Be
Trivialized
Will
Not
Be
Reduced
Will
Not
Be
Bought

Will

Be

Heard.

 

Go Emma go.

early morning train

Image by Drew Jacksich from San Jose, CA, The Republic of California - SP 6459 with Sunset LA March 1971x. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Image by Drew Jacksich from San Jose, CA, The Republic of California – SP 6459 with Sunset LA March 1971x. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

early morning train sounds a mournful c minor chord,
first inversion,
in the winter rain,
approaches,
grows louder,
then fades into the distance,
weeping all the while.

River of Road

image

Alone with my thoughts on a river of road, I witness fantastical visions in the landscape:
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The Unicorn’s Dream

Of what does the unicorn dream?
Does he envision virgin princesses,
pure and sweet
Trusting and innocent
With scented lap and gentle fingers?

Or crystal castles with vast stables
and endless meadows,
with sweet clover and spicy sorrel,
peopled with hands content to brush
and clean and worship the bright creature?

Or does he dream of darker things,
of war and separation,
of his virgin princess laid bare and ruined,
or his stables burned and raided?

Or does he dream at all?

Is it that he is so pure that he needn’t dream
Because he exists only in dreams?