There is revolution in the streets

And a madman in the White House.

A pandemic/a plague

And the planet slowly burns. 


You cannot close your eyes to any of it.

And yet, you must turn away.

For an hour or two.

Preferably in the morning,

Though dusk is good too.


You must stop and  listen

To the words.

Not those of the podcasters and pundits,

but the the ones whispering

in the quiet morning hours.

The words that need you to speak them,

To set them down on the page.



You must resist the screen

For a while.

The beeping and flashing lights

On your phone.

Set aside fear

And give yourself some space.

Protect your writer’s mind.


Because it’s time, Dear One,

Time to do the work

That’s been calling for too long.

There will be no other, better day.

There is only this one.



Turn away now.

Close up your screen

And mute your phone.

It will all be there 

When you return

Waiting for you.

Later, you will participate and protest.

You will work for the greater good.

You will vote. 


And just like you have a plan 

To get to the polls,

You will have one

To get to the page.


Are you ready?

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