Fruits of the Aftermath

The herons fly over
croaking a warning as the

marsh drains. Landowners cried thief,
Begone!
 and so the waters

recede. Gone the coherent symphony,
frog song and plover keedee.

Even butterflies relocated, the monarch
abdicating in the sly prince’s

complicated sting.
I am the unwanted wetlands

brimming with treasures overlooked
and undervalued. Ten unused strands of

DNA–it’s junk–longing
for connection, wait for my wake-up

call. Where do the misplaced creatures
go in this brutal heat? Absence is pure

niggling we paint over with cop shows
and sports in air-conditioned reprieve.

Is the land livable for humans anymore?
Whose creation are these robotic hybrids

who can take the heat? I disregard
the metallic illusions shining dark

terror. Look, this dry leaf becomes a moth
to my surprise. Every tree sings

living rainbow light. Even as the sun
beats down, earth fury burns

the shackles until our only choice
is to see. Now every step becomes

a chance to change.
Every breath essential.

The sunset lingers over the lake
and light plays with water outside

of time, where we truly live, called
to continuous celebration.  I stand

in my power, call you.
We all rise up.

Inspired by: Coherent, Creation, Sting and Prince.  And the message that we are 7.7 billion strong, connected by our hearts, and no one and nothing can keep us asleep any longer.

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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

3 thoughts on “Fruits of the Aftermath”

    1. Lorraine, have I ever told you how deeply your comments affect me? What a gift, to see and hear another and share that with such kindness. Thank you for your thoughtful comments. I appreciate them more than I can say.

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      1. Oh Victoria. I had no idea you felt like that. You are so much of a better piet than me that I a,ways hesitate to comment. You are so gifted, and often I cannot express what I want to, and my comnents seem inane to me. You have made me so happy that you feel this way. Being kind to one another is so important. Thankyou so very much.

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