Independence Day 2018

Is it just my eyes
or is everything hazy now
like we are living
on the edge of a brush fire
or conversely
sending dispatches
from inside a dirty dish sponge

In this kind of haze
you must imagine the worst
in any human interaction
wanton awfulness
of which now we are capable
the kind
that refuses to be unthunk

This haze
weighs everything down
like America’s
heavy thundershirt
choking sopping tamping numbing
so we cannot even make out
the fireworks


  1. Hopefully the haze will clear away soon 💞 Beautifully evocative.

  2. Yes. And it happened so quickly. The strategy is to keep us constantly reacting to endless crises, rendering us overwhelmed, feeling powerless. However, one hopes every single person will VOTE. I know there are more of us than there are of the dark ones.

  3. Yes, everything is hazy, or as clear as can be, sparkling in the morning sun. I think there will be no fireworks, because of the draught. And even if there were fireworks, they would hav diffeent meanings.

  4. Dark days... sometimes it's hard to see the silver lining when you are under the cloud. But from my vantage point, I see genuine beauty in the spirit of resistance that is very much alive in the consciousness of the good people of America. I do not judge a book by its cover.


Thank you for sharing your thoughts!