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Pity Party for the United States

Glad to be at Immigration Vigil at the Federal Building in Manchester, NH today — beautiful words, songs, prayers and silence. Thank you Eric Jackson for the Jericho Walk.I share this piece that I wrote, “Responsive Reading – Pity Party … Continue reading

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Affirmation by Undocumented Immigrants in the United States

Larry W. Trent shares this poem by Yosimar Reyes, who is a person living in the United States without legal documentation. We be people without a number fill out applications with made up digits We show up to work We be … Continue reading

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Do I Have Time For Lent? (guest post)

Stephen Price blogging at UncommonBaptist Pastor (go here) offered this as an Ash Wednesday reflection, but, for me, it is about the long haul. Lent? Actually, longer than that!!! The world is crumbling around us there’s a crazy man in … Continue reading

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Walls or Hugs — A message to the United States from Argentina

A poem for the United States posted originally in Red Crearte by Gerardo Oberman. It makes me weep. It also makes me hope.This is a new translation by Muftiah Martin Kimiti. Walls or hugs Build your wall. We will climb … Continue reading

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After the March

After six days, God rested and so invented the sabbath. After the sea of pink pussycat hats, and the sensitive knitting of alliances between people united by being vulnerable, after the bus rides and songs, the long planning, the signs … Continue reading

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Sitting by Bethesda (John 5)

I know what inauguration month depression looks like — me complaining that when the angel stirs the pool nobody is there to help me, (not to speak of whining that my bus to Washington was cancelled.) Really, girl, get a … Continue reading

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For the sorrow in Oakland, California

(When I first moved to the Boston area from New York I lived in an artists collective called the Chickering Piano Factory. My heart breaks at the losses from the fire in Oakland.) If there are three ships of Christmas … Continue reading

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