Tag: violence

  • 70,000

    70,000 by Carmen H Gray (art by children, ages 10 and 11, while staying at a respite center run by the Catholic church in McAllen, Texas) 70,000 is a neat number Rounded up for sixty-nine thousand and something beyond fifty Easily divisible by two Until you keep dividing in half Eventually you reach fractions of…

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  • Tenderness

    Tenderness by Carmen H Gray Tender darkness with tendrils That reach deep into the aching Kissing our self-pity, rocking our illnesses So sweet and comfortable in our cocoons Tender silence from broken parts Of mauled noises that struck our ears Leaving us thrashing about But you have to be still to hear the softness again…

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  • No Fear Here

    “There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.” ―Maya Angelou No Fear Here by Carmen H Gray Correlation does not equal causation Therefore, your extension of fear Is your absolute right, not an aberration At least that’s how you can justify Our collective disentegration Because you must protect yourself From…

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