Arrival

I long to escape local scenery Mountainous high-rises, condo beehives Cringe-worthy lives squarely compartmentalized Glassy illusions of life I long for nature’s bucolic beauty rolling hills, sky-high trees, misty breezes…

Unbelievable!

He spoke freely Unapologetically No expert collaboration Hoping words weren’t taken literally Thoughts expressed Without a qualm Words exploding like a bomb No rhyme or reason Just a whimsical Shalm…

Song of Defiance

Defiance reared its might Opposing misogynistic Narcissistic Childish tantrums A malignancy uprooting civil liberties Dividing communities Families Friends Forging factions of divergent citizens Defeated . . . defeat We panicked…