And we desperately need poetry right now.
A Small Needful Fact
Is that Eric Garner worked
for some time for the Parks and Rec
Horticultural Department, which means,
perhaps, that with his very large hands,
perhaps, in all likelihood,
he put gently into the earth
some plants which, most likely,
some of them, in all likelihood,
continue to grow, continue
to do what such plants do, like house
and feed small and necessary creatures,
like being pleasant to touch and smell,
like converting sunlight
into food, like making it easier
for us to breathe.
My best wishes to all of you . . . for a weekend filled with peace and solace, time to rest - and things that bring you joy.
(And maybe some poetry, too.)
Today's poem was published in Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness & Connection, edited by James Crews, 2019, Green Writers Press. Information about the poet can be found here.
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