i am grateful for this month of practice, which has included writing these haikus, sending letters to people serving time, publicly taking space as someone who uses marijuana regularly – an action for which many people are unnecessarily serving time, and spending less time online and more time creating for longer term projects.
i have also continued wearing the black band, which comforts me. black every day all year. <3 we love our children but we do not leave them earth such a selfish love ---- we love our children/ but we do not leave them earth/ such a selfish love/ . we love our comrades/ but we do not take up arms/ we just say their names/ . we love each other/ but we eat each other's breath/ ask questions later/ . we love to transform/ but we give to it no time/ settling for some change/ . revolution eyes/ see gaping mouths, reform-ful/ all those empty guts •••••• we are miracles/ we begin made up of need / vulnerable light/ . we are miracles/ we reach up saying hold me/ we ask for loving/ . we are miracles/ we are tucked into nighttimes/ we are bright hot days/ . we are miracles/ the abundance of shadow/ we make the world whole/ ••••• i am not afraid/ of what i came here to do/ i'm made of stardust/ . we are not afraid/ of what we're called now to do/ we're all made of god