Some of the things I wonder about–

IMG_4483from an earlier Morning Pages:

Cleaning the cat’s litter box,
I wonder if nuclear fallout
understands that it must hug
the shores of Japan?!?
I might think I live in a bubble
but then how do I explain this stray germ
that’s taken over my sinuses?
What’s so important today
that I must speak it?
Sometimes words are inadequate
constructed of mere letters
then grouped into sentences,
thoughts, extracted from…air?
The mind is always grasping
for something else
to grapple with.
What does this little woman
with the sinus cold
have to say
that hasn’t been said
a million times over?
Is there anything new?
As the jet streaks the sky
with a contrail tail
the memory of kids
screaming skyward
shouting with all their might
“don’t crash.”
Did they foresee then
this fragile ecosystem?
A man hiking in the mountains
above Chernobyl
commented on how
“pure” the air
looked from up there
after the explosion.
Mountain climbers breathe deeply
what invisible warfare was  he
unwittingly subjected to?
Are we subjected to?

Writing Prompt:
Do you read or listen to “the news?”  These days, there’s a lot of INPUT.  So, how do you then respond to it?  Do you write down your feelings about what you read?  Do you let them wash over you?  Do you wear an impervious shell?  Do you discuss them with friends at a local cafe?  We do need a way to deal with all of this input.  What are your thoughts on media news reporting?  Or, WHAT DO YOU WONDER ABOUT?

 

2 thoughts on “Some of the things I wonder about–

  1. Christine ~ Thank you for your moving poem. There’s so much to take in these days, it can be overwhelming. I had a conversation with a dear friend the other day about my distress about what’s happening in the US, but it didn’t go so well because we have such different viewpoints. I’m still processing that. I’m trying out new ways to handle all of this, and make a difference at the same time. Thanks for your post and prompt. Wishing you well.

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  2. You are welcome, Cathy. Thank you for your comment. Yes, there are many perspectives on things that are happening in our country & the world. I like that you are “trying out new ways to handle all of this.” I consider this also as I join in conversation. It’s a delicate dance, isn’t it? Be well.

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