Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

Natalie Goldberg (free-flowing writing)
Clarissa Pinkola Estes (wild woman writing)
Jane Hutchison (direct-to-the-point writing)
Ernest Hemingway (simple words writing)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Our August 23


this day marks the end of complacency
for a nascent suddenly unreachable president
for a police force unruly tested by a global media
for a high court corrupted from within

i mourn the death of eight chinese nationals
and the deaths of the future for their families
i mourn the death of the disgraced decorated policeman
waving his fate away with so much weary sadness

and on this day
i would have been mourning too, personally
if not for the One Up There
which propelled a plane to safety
and saved a man named Michael
for the second time in eight years

on this day
all our fates entwine
the end of innocence
the beginning of pain
and tireless gratitude nonetheless
the moon shows her lonely light
even as the sun shines

Thanks to www.123rf.com for the pic.

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