Modern Life

A poem in 5 parts

The Oppressed Enslaved. Imprisoned. Unseen. Unheard. Without hope. Fear. Hunger. Despair. The Oppressor Power. Greed. Ego. I need. I want. I deserve. Trampling underfoot. Liberators No more. This must stop! Anger. Violence. Broken hearts. Healing that destroys. The Liberator Release from darkness. Freedom proclaimed for captives. Broken hearts made whole. Our response Mercy and justice. …

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Dance like no one’s watching (or recording!)

Community just isn’t what it used to be, is it? Early in the morning, over the lunch hour, and after dinner, I spent this past week pursuing responsibility and excellence purposefully with an intergenerational, multi-national team. And we did it over Zoom. Like many of you, my past months have been ones of restrictions: Avoid …

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Commingle

Note: April 2020 update at the bottom of this post. Growing up in a densely-populated county in New Jersey, Eunice learned to separate her recyclables from the weekly trash (rubbish). Aluminum, glass, cardboard, newsprint, mailers, and eventually plastics, too, would be placed curbside in their own containers. As the local district reviewed best practices for …

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