Twittering Tales: Echo Lake Park

Echo Lake Park

Skyscrapers rise
through the dusty
skies
around Echo
Lake Park.

Ripples of water collide
as children splash and
dive,
and swim to shore.

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© Rob Goldstein 2019

This is an entry for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales #146 – 23 July, 2019

Twittering Tales Kat Myrman

Twittering Tales: The 10-Second Memoir

The 10-Second Memoir

Before Prozac, I once stormed the streets of this City like a mob with conviction, like a Godzilla in search of King Kong.

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(c) Rob Goldstein 2019

This is an entry for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales #145 – 16 July, 2019

Twittering Tales Kat Myrman

 

Diana’s March poem: you left me behind

from The Myths of the Mirror

Myths of the Mirror

pixabay image from Natan Vance

you left me behind

by D. Wallace Peach

you left me behind

because I was born in the barrio

in a shack by flooded rivers

in the dusty winds of drought

didn’t speak your tongue

or worship your god

the one who bade you

love the children

I am the meek

you left behind

because I toiled in cane fields

watched the dawn ripple through fish nets

over dying turquoise waters

tended my father’s reindeer

on the tundra’s barren crust

I bear no papers to witness my learning

my worth in coins or accounts

my worth in belonging

as a human being

I am too young, too crooked, too old

too homeless, too hungry

the wrong color emblazoned across my face

the wrong size, gender, ethnicity

the wrong way to love

to be

you needed a stranger to blame

and I am left behind

one…

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