Published in Countercurrents.org on June 1st, 2020

#Minnesota by Dustin Pickering




One needs to get away from

the torrid darkness of words.

A darkness that annihilates.

Swirling, twirling a blackness

laced with blood, anger, hate




—   Sometimes from a brutal knee

Sometimes a mob or a bloody bullet kiss —


Violent Death


Drops in the ocean

connect all lands

called continents



Mothers’ Teardrops linked by oceans


Each drop, each colour of sand,

make this beautiful Earth

this gracious land.


Each beam of sunshine

brings hope to mankind


Hope of Life renewed

Hope in the songs of

twittering birds…

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