Neglect

Oil glistenscontaminatesdrinking water250 evacuated 25 years ofboil-water advisoryan elder recitesand now this We’re not animals,adolescents rallybut ears turn awaygovernment wheels rust Neskantaga First Nationwant to go hometo live with dignityknow their human rights Do they know a .05% increasein corporate taxeswould suffice For the 73%of First Nationsalso lackingthis basic need AcknowledgeprioritizeaddressIt’s all they ask. (Written […]

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Day 247 “Multiple Perspectives”

Anti-establishment and flower-power formed the background of my youth. Women burning their bras, Hippies holding sit-ins, War in Vietnam. Beatles and Rolling Stones were household names, and school children took the Pepsi vs Coke challenge. Twiggy and Mary Quaint and Piccadilly Circus set the fashion stage. A flower-toting leader dating well below his years, wooed […]

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Cycle of Life

Helpless and alone, a young figure unconsciously rubs her swelling belly, hopelessly feeling the tremor within her begin. Shunned for her sin, impoverished of mind and body, she falters, unable to speak paralyzed with uncertainty for a future already tainted. Society turns its back, on the plight of the unwed mother, revulsed by all she […]

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