I wonder how you are choosing to walk through the world after reading the news or not reading the news.I wonder how you are doing, hearing the first 12 minutes of this, as you hang the laundry.
I wonder and hope that you are going to dance class — because you must continue to go to dance class — even as you hear these first 12 minutes, and want to run, screaming into the streets.
Do run — screaming into the streets — but also:
Go to dance class.
We cannot let him take that away from us.
I wonder how you are moving in the world right now, in this moment in history.
I wonder where, and how, you are finding stillness.
I wonder if you are spinning.
I wonder if you are spiraling.
I wonder if you are sensing your weight — in space — as it shifts and drops, and then rises. It is difficult
to get the news from poems
Yet men die miserably every day
of what is found there
~ William Carlos Williams Katharine sent this me when I said "I don’t have time for poems right now."
I decided, then and there, to make time for poems. I've been thinking about you. I wonder how you've been doing. xo Joanna of Joanna and The Agitators sweetly agitating/persistently upending www.joannaandtheagitators.com