House of the Tomato

If a woman wants to be a poet, she must dwell in the house of the tomato. -- Erica Jong

Regional website for the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, in partnership with the Reader's Loft.

GREEN BAY / NORTHEAST

Celebrating, sharing and inspiring poetry throughout Wisconsin.

Broken

Broken  

Data breach *email alert*
moral breach *soul alert*
identity is at risk

Black elders shot in Kentucky grocery store

School shootings, lock down drills
           students ill with traumatic stress disorders

Shooter in a synagogue. More dead.

Trans women murdered

     again
           and
              again

Day of the dead,
          all year long

So many breaches, we lose track
         except for those who grieve,
                   who grieve forever and remember.

Guns and troops deployed at the border
     Who’s in
            Who’s out
                 Caravan walking about

Another speech, another breach

Moral compass spins
has lost all direction.

Best fixed by VOTING

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