considering st. jerome’s letter to the ephesians…

it was
a present
after all
wrapped
so brightly
in the flags
of
nations
blood red ribbons
bound
the box tight
so
there was no chance
of
sight
no chance
to see
what lie
beneath
the multicolored shroud
enveloping
the box
like
promissory words
words
said
to induce
trust
and
one-sided
understanding
and
those
child-like attempts
to
discover
its content
by
gently
shaking it
provided
sounds
that merely
confused
the issue
like
most
negotiations
made
between
nations
oh
i know
the label said
humanity
lies within
but
with that wrapping
one
must wonder
about
its point
of
origin

 

global warming…

global warming

hate
ice pack
of ignorance
melting
with
heated political rhetoric
new
nationalistic agendas
recalling
third reich scapegoating
innocent blood
rising
flooding
earth’s
remaining
refugee islands
of hope