Hey You!

Hey you, activist men, progressive politicians, beloved leaders, You said you wanted to change the world, and we believed in ...
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Lettuce

Needed an excuse to sit in the sun, put my feet up and breathe. Opened an envelope of lettuce seed ...
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Dismissed

I had waited until after the meeting to approach the chair and ask to be on the committee. Thirty years ...
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Healthcare Pimps

They said, “Bend over, This is gonna hurt. We've got a dose of insurance to insert. We're sorry for your ...
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Tribute to Steve Kowit

It was a privilege to listen to you weave words like a Mayan pattern revealed deliberately, precisely, ingenuously. One poet ...
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On Hold

Thank you for waiting. We know your time is valuable. We appreciate your patience. A representative will be with you ...
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Winter Solstice

Even as I succumb to this feeling of complete absolute despair, Even as I resign myself that I am helpless ...
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Be Still

As sure as the setting sun, my work is not done. Not in this garden. Not in anything I’ve set ...
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One Fearless Force

Oh my dear sisters, What is happening to our children? From US border camps, to the beaches of Gaza, Forgotten ...
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Combinations

I savor a gourmet blend of Kona & Columbian in my morning grind. Peaches & cream… wine & cheese… peanut ...
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Fire Ants

We were coming down to the wire in the ’04 election campaign. The thought of Bush being president for another ...
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On the Shores of San Onofre

Oh Medusa, you beguiled so many, basking with only your breasts exposed on the shores of San Onofre. Your hideous ...
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Security

Oh, PLEASE don’t take my breakfast! I packed it so carefully this morning in my recycled jar… yogurt, with strawberries ...
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When the Purple Arrives

It’s here so briefly… Those precious days when San Diego springs up purple! When the morning mist coats the coast ...
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Tanja’s Women

I was leaving that bittersweet gathering, thinking it odd to celebrate your parting, not willing to consider this could be ...
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Colony Collapse

Three weeks to moving day I asked each plant, “Do you want to come with me?” The artichokes, with laced ...
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We Are the Women Who Occupy

We are the ones who saw through the lies,  scoffed at the fear mongering,  sang out, “It’s about time!” when ...
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I Am War!

Don’t you know me? For eons you have glorified me. Thrust you sons and daughters at my feet. Your cemeteries ...
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Her Name Matters

Her name matters as much as she does. She asks me: “How does a homeless person get money? Where do ...
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Just Plant Me

When I’m finished here you don’t have to save anything. Not those boxes of memorabilia and books of photos. Surely ...
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The Crushed Velvet Swatch

It wasn’t cut to any specific geometrical shape, just sewn into the quilt like a prized trophy pulled from a ...
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