A Poem for these times: The Golden Riddle

Back yard bench and Caladiums
Photo: Indie Art South

The Golden Riddle

At night through my open window, I can hear
the couple across the street as they argue.
Blind anger mixed with fear makes a brawl
no one will win. They don’t paint their house
or mow their grass. Their porch is filled with trash.

Angry words often steal into my yard
where our children play.
We all hope they’ll sell their house one day.
Yet one question burns relentlessly.

How am I supposed to love them
like I love me?

(Kay B. Day/A Poetry Break/Ocean Publishing)

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Netflix series on Jeffrey Epstein doesn’t solve mystery or puzzle

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Familiar script: Riots are déjà vu for me

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Poets come together on Zoom for ‘Reading in the Air’

Poetry has long been a favorite habit for my family. In times past, we had to go to a physical venue to hear poets read. Technology like Zoom has changed that, and now everyone can hear fine poets read online. Three talented women, Jane Greer, Marly Youmans, and Sally Thomas, will share their work in a special program, ‘Reading in the Air.’ Continue reading “Poets come together on Zoom for ‘Reading in the Air’”