Chisel a bee of truth
from the elephants
of headlines
Headlines that infect
that clear grocery shelves
Sacrificed trees
at both ends
(newspaper/ toilet paper)
Take 3 deep breaths
and look up
A Red-Tail Hawk
carries a twig to her nest
A few clouds carry spring rain
to the early lettuce
The sun
right where expected to be
Chisel 4 minutes
from the 1,440 in a day
And look up


– Valerie A. Szarek

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