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





a scene evokes a thought –

a kernel of a poem

pausing to jot something down –

shadow of a poem

enduring odd stares as I come back –

caught in the moment

grabbing a poem by the tail before it dissipates –

the birth of a poem

Pat R


For dVerse Poets Pub

Where the prompt is to write a Quadrille (44 word poem), with the use of the word “Poem”