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Darlene Chavarria | Mother Earth

Home is The lining of Gaia’s uterus Nutrients connecting rivers of star fire Moonlit streets cast shadows I exist This is my home Where I plant my intentions They grow From seeds sewn Stitching my wrists With purpose With life and sharpened sight From visions opaque Shivs and shanks To leave this place Rain from the clouds Thunders down I don’t need sunshine I am the earth’s immune system A healthy […]

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Chris Henrikson | From the Fire

My ancestors came to me Between the seams of sweat lodge dreams With a request for healing Hearts muffled & torn by dead silence born From horrors too big to face Seeking grace on sacred ground Paved with false promises   My ancestors came to me To claim responsibility For the rape and enslavement of millions Of one, your son Who was once elder, chief, healer Of a tribe that […]

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Keith Jones | Street Poet

I’m trying to rebuild the community In which I will one day die My hood is your hood And your hood is mine Jumping over barricades Ducking yellow police tape Tiptoe past white chalk Fanning gunsmoke out my face My vision is pigeon-toed no more We need help down here Supporting Cali streets Like we all in New York Trying to rebuild the community In which I will one day […]

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Rumi | Love poems

The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere, they’re in each other all along. –Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks   Love is from the infinite, and will remain until eternity. The seeker of love escapes the chains of birth and death. Tomorrow, when resurrection comes, The heart that is not in love will fail […]

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