FF55 – Black and Blue

There is no
Officer Friendly
in George’s neighborhood.

And
violence,
non-violence,
neither has worked.
Gandhi would be dismayed.
How can MLK RIP
with his dream
still such a long way off?
WTF?

Does our hope
for justice
reside
in a video camera
that shows the horror of
ourselves
to ourselves
in a world on fire?

RIP Mr. Floyd

This is for Hedgewitch’s Friday 55 at Verse Escape.

A Walk in the Woods

Sometimes
a walk in the woods
is just a walk

Sometimes it is an exploration
of scientific discovery

Sometimes it is a search for beauty
a walk filled with wonder

Sometimes it is a renewal,
a refreshing of body and spirit

Sometimes it is a hero’s journey,
an archetypal quest

Sometimes it is a forgetting,
a dropping away of the world

Sometimes it is therapy;
sometimes a meditation, or a prayer

Perhaps, after all,
a walk in the woods
is never just a walk in the woods