20 February 2021

For the Kin in Kindness



 If we are already dead

(if our planet is dying),

I won't hide under the snow, but

will take the pit out from my stomach

and watch it resolve to glow

despite, because, time after time 

resolve means re-solving. 

Finding the solution in my belly

is growth.  Grow.  Glow. 

No stopping, no pity, only kindness.

Listen for the kin in kind.

For earthweal weekly challenge: ALREADY DEAD

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Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is wonderful, Susan, the kin in kind, the re-solving. No other way to go but forward. So nice to see you at earthweal.

Kerfe said...

I like the way the wordplay enlarges the words.

Ingrid said...

I like your positivity here. Sometimes I have to remember not to give up hope and continue trying to do some good and of course be kind!

Mary said...

Beautifully expressed!

Brendan said...

This, I think, is the gift of living already dead. More alive to the kin in kind. Well done and thanks for response to the challenge. - Brendan