Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Jane's poem for today -

A day on, not a day off

is how my company urges us to celebrate
Martin Luther King day.
They have a website with a scrolling list.
You choose from all the ways to give your time-
diversity, the environment, education, the homeless
all had pull for me.
I  chose hunger.

I’m not a cook.
My son doesn’t remember me
for my great meals.
Eating when he was little was
straight from the garden
or something quick I fixed
between my morning job and evening job.

But feeding people seems so clear.

If they would have had the choice of listening
sitting with the newly arrived
the soon to leave
I would have picked that too.  


       - Jane Ann Flint

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