22 Dec
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In This World of Nature

The news. I want to stay informed. But sometimes it’s just too much. Still, things are as they are. It does not help to look away.

from Appalachian Elegy
by bell hooks


winds of fate
take the air
push it past the known
in this world of nature
no one can undo
mystery abounds
harsh cold burns skin

fire waits
raging tempests
sweep us
carry us toward
destiny recorded
written down
past present future
change comes

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