I Wake to the Possible

POETRY FORMAT, 26 Apr 2021

Marge Piercy - TRANSCEND Media Service

Manifestación (Demonstration) 1934
Antonio Berni, WikiArt

Today for the first time in four
years, I go to the computer
without dread about what new
horror is done or pending.

Hope has felt dangerous,
remote, unlikely. I dare now
to feel it, cradling my old
body around its fragile

warmth. I want to believe,
scarcely dare, looking over
my shoulder at those who
want to kill people like me.

Although it shares the sky
with blood, a rainbow gleams.

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Marge Piercy is the author of many books of poetry, most recently On the Way Out, Turn Off the Light.

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