Here I sit in my still, quiet sanctuary
watching the wind curl the waves in a gentle ebb and flow
the air pungent with fresh scent of damp earth
mingled with the briny smell of the sea
Deep wisdom of the planets
made sure we would pause and meditate
upon our careless desecration
and defiance of the laws of nature
so the virus descended into all parts of the world
with no preference for rich or poor,
young or old, black or white or in between
all entangled in the web of life
So I pray for our planet and all of us in it. Amen
As quarantine and self-isolation continues, we have begun to notice an uptick in poetry submissions.
We always accept poems for consideration and welcome our readers to share their contributions.
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