On Life and Simplicity


Written Via Prompts from attendees of “The Weary Blues” at Busboys and Poets 14th and V. 2/26/2020


 

A simple thing; life.

Do good and see good even

In the face of strife


From the troubled streets

To the Amen Corner, We

Stand strong in this truth


Another day of

Grace, grateful for this taste; this

Consecrated breath


Whether Jewish or

Buddhist, are we not seeking

Shelter, sacred space?


Christianity

Or Nation of Islam, We

Are all splintered trees


Looking to be whole;

Planted in ageless faith and

Hopeful intentions


Be kind. There is no

Space for war over words by

Men long dead and gone


Fight for OUR  story

Of surviving holy wars

And middle passage


We are champions

Just by living our lives. This

Rhythm, heart beats proof


Open Heart. To know

peace, we must give love and resist

The urge to build walls


Life is about the

Release. Hold your breath and know

Joy on the exhale


Love the messy and

Neat, Love Lei Dog slobber and

Velvet kitten coo


Celebrate presence,

Because every day is a

Poem unedited


Testing the pages

Seeing what sticks. There are no

Errors in this draft


Life is good. See the

Beauty in togetherness;

Know you deserve it.

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