Poems to Myself -3

remember this,
write it on the
palm
of your day:
the clouds will always
have your back
so will your sister
and brother
the couch will forever
be stained
with love
and
loss
you will like wearing
heels
most days
but your feet
will want to touch
the ground
every
moment
so that you remember
this life
as
precious
and each person
walking
as
god.

Saturday poem

 

there is a lot of talk

today

about
nuclear
threats
about what there is
to be
afraid
for
such as:
your life
everyday i stand
up and
speak
out
the other threats
that keep me up
at night:
infected
  pigs
chickens
toxic
air
thoughts
what is there to fear
if not
what has gotten us
to this
point
he said he drank a
liter of Dr. Pepper
a day
she said she crushes
him with her words
almost daily
they say that
the family system
is failing
them
not the school system
there are women running
some countries
and some armies
today i learned that
they teach
imagination
and
think
that
creativity
is the
new
peace.