Friday, December 24, 2010

new poem: pray

It's December 24th. My apartment smells like clementines and balsam fir. My presents are wrapped  absurdly. I'm thinking of you. Have you successfully avoided the mall? Are you scrambling to stuff stockings and turkeys? Tofurkeys? Studying a Chinese take-out menu? Greeting family in your best and warmest clothes? Still in flannel pajamas, posting love notes on FaceBook?

I just wanted to take a minute to thank the hearts, hands and mouths that have remembered Haiti in 2010. The one-year anniversary of a cataclysmic January 12 earthquake is fast-approaching. There's so much work to be done! It's overwhelming but it's possible. Happy New Year, Dreamers and Movers. As we celebrate life and love, may we lift life and love. May we imagine bravely and in good company. May we practice compassion and act accordingly. Here's a poem for the journey:

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