Thought for the Week

Hieroglyphic Stairway

From Drew Dillinger’s book of poems, A Love Letter to the Milky Way

it’s 3:21 in the morning

and I’m awake

because my great great grandchildren

won’t let me sleep

my great great grandchildren

ask me in dreams

what did you do while the planet was plundered?

what did you do while the earth was unraveling

 

surely you did something when the seasons started failing?

 

As the mammals, reptiles, birds were dying?

did you fill the streets with protest?

wen democracy was stolen?

 

what did you do

once

You

knew?

 

Listen to Mr. Dillinger read the complete poem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJYV9Ap2EX8

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