Again and Again

After rain, or tears, have extinguished flames of many candles, diminished now to stiff wax puddles from last night or the one before that. Flowers wilted on the street, solemn vigil is over, but anger remains. Community grief is necessary. People hurt together, even heal together. When allowed. Until next night, or the one after […]

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Look Away

Gather, you beggars. Assemble  like pigeons, seeking morsels of kindness  on these filthy city streets. We notice but do not acknowledge.   Or apologize.    I cannot deal with all I see.    Any spare change? No answer. No chance.   I saunter by in my warm parka, well-rested, belly full  of breakfast. I know no […]

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Crime After Crime

Enraged. Voices raised in anger, solidarity, and in protest of that no person should have to face: misogyny; violence; anti-Asian hate. Vital lives, already shaped by stereotype and stigma, everyday sins of a multidimensional world in a country formed by immigration and promise. Ethnicity. Here, in a multi-cultural city. Diversity and inclusion once a dream, […]

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