A Complex Legacy


This rise of incivility, hate mongering, and inhumane acts have settled in. It’s sowing itself into our fabric. I worry it’s a stain not easily removed.

a complex legacy

inhumane circumstances
normalized for too long

cotton fields
bloom with the DNA
of my ancestors

Pat R


For dVerse Poets Pub where the prompt is “Rise”. Stop by and do some reading or join in here.


NaPoWriMo Day 22




MUSEUM night shot



the hallowed halls of knowledge

on generations of ancestors

bridging the gap between centuries

houses esthetics that nourishes the soul

preserver of documented human activity in time

a retreat where the mind can escape to another era

where one can put one’s self into sceneries

and let the imagination roam




Photo is a night shot of the Brooklyn Museum, in the foreground is the entrance to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden