All of It

Russia Violates Ukraine, 1

watch snow

breathe         unwind

snow    gentle           silence          stillness

no wind           only snow falling

falling through me

heaven’s touch

keep watching
nothing else to do

Photo by Thomas Beckett on Unsplash
Photo by Thomas Beckett on Unsplash

But there is.

Freezing, dense snow
Birds flash here and there
Unfazed.

I feed, selfishly
As chickadees come to me
Unfazed.

Freezing, how do they sleep?
Dream?  

Dawn
Will they rise?

Photo by Rostislav Artov on Unsplash

But there are 
screaming children, confused
Not understanding.
There are desperate parents

A father looks into his baby’s eyes
Sending her away
Knowing

Birthing
Bombed

Photo by Alexandr Podvalny on Unsplash

Lines and lines to safety
Whatever that means
Not for their heart

Oppression rumbles in
Resistance thickens         thickens     

Darkness lies
Truth will out.     

Life demands embracing every season.

by Bill Hutchins

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