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Season Here on Earth, in America Particularly

10.07.18 Posted in today's words by

Lucinda Watson’s book of nonfiction, How They Achieved, was published in 2001 by Wiley Publishing. She has work published or forthcoming in The Cape Rock, Evening Street Review, Healing Muse, Inkwell, Jelly Bucket, Lindenwood Review, Louisville Review, Pennsylvania English, Penmen Review, Poet Lore, The Round, SLAB, and Stickman ReviewShe attended the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley Writers Workshop from 1995 to 2003 and has studied with Richard Blanco, Jane Cooper, Galway Kinnell, Sharon Olds, Grace Paley, and Kevin Pilkington. She is a member of American Pen Women and received master’s degrees in writing from Manhattanville College and communication from San Francisco State University. 

Season Here on Earth, in America Particularly
By Lucinda Watson

When trees grow tired of holding their leaves
they shrug them off in occasional breezes
never looking down in embarrassment.
Fall is called Fall because everything is fallen
and no matter
who reaches down to put things back
it’s too late. Maybe.

Like the words
that leave mouths of leaders,
so sharp and pointed,
pricking American bellies and chests,
pricking our hearts, pricking our hopes,
shooting our children.

Who will rise
against all this?
Who will bring the springtime

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