Is there a prettier Denver sunset than this ‘red’ sunset over teachers rallying to strike??
I don’t know what you were thinking, DPS. Did you not realize you are a district in a union-led hotbed of liberals???
Did you think we were going to sit down and shut up??
We’re going to rally. We’re going to win.
Even the sunset says so.
i cry for the card, for his loss,
for his Iraqi-Syrian past,
for all the burning hours of summer school
where he committed himself
to finishing high school in three years.
i cry for his words, for his loss,
his inescapable self that has hidden
a kind face in a chaotic classroom,
his sly smile catching my every
snuck-in witty remark
(even when no one else could).
i cry for the system, for his loss,
shuffled by our government’s wars
between homelands that stole his home,
for his pride in Iraqi architecture
that he may never see again.
i cry for his future, for his loss,
for how unequivocally kind his soul remains
after all he has witnessed in twenty-one years,
for his brothers who wait under his watchful shadow,
for our country to give him a chance.
i cry for his words, for my loss,
to not have his presence in my classroom,
to have the nicest thing anyone’s
ever written to me
disappear with a graduation ceremony.
i cry for the world, for their loss,
for robbing refugees of their rights,
for keeping the beauty that is him,
that is within all of them,
from sharing their strength
with all of us, inshallah,
for a brighter tomorrow.
midnight healthcare scare
makes my family more aware
of options made fair
don’t take this away
or the Democrats will sway
each bill you will play
cause love deserves life
not this plagued financial strife
that cuts like a knife
Kimmel speaks of teams
cause we’re ripping at the seams
for your twisted dreams
for you, one last word
you selfish billionaire turd:
our needs will be heard
because we need this:
just beyond the bend
(Trump looms there as well,
where the ninety-degree March
made some record highs)
and so? a snow march
to keep precipitation
where it belongs: Earth
our flowers would be metal:
instead, spring rises
tulips bloom, aspens bud out,
rain visits Denver
we march for science
for all that we know is right
(for real flowers)
i just want twin cats,
to mince Trump’s Korea threat,
and relax in peace
faith is found in food
connecting cultures, caring:
life’s love remedy