February 21, 2017, Prescott-
The young fitness center worker,
seeing people of a certain age,
makes a stink face and hides,
when one of us approaches the desk.
A boy of ten,
never acquainted with people of colour,
inveighs about how ugly he thinks they are,
until warned by the teacher
that this is an outdated way of thinking
and is a serious offense.
The President of the United States,
fearful of those who have differing opinions,
rallies those who care for him,
and succeeds in deepening divisions,
which he swore to end.
I go about my life,
needing no approval from anyone,
except my God.
Sticks and stones…..