like so many leaves
chairs are being swept away
in the house of belonging
i returned from mexico-
my soul cup over flowing.
only days later to fall into deep despair.
how many times did i reassure friends
not to fear-
love and common decency will prevail.
how could our country,
"we the people" who have built this nation
on human rights, diversity, freedom, respect and courage-
choose fear, exclusion, injustice and isolation?
before you race to comment-to assure me or set me "right",
if something in trump's hateful rhetoric
was more important to you
than protecting basic human rights;
i am not interested.
anything promised from
a sexist, fear mongering, bigoted bully,
someone who built his personal empire on greed,
outsourcing and devastation, a person that lacks any moral compass
or inner goodness-
cannot be a vote for love, acceptance and inclusion.
and here's the thing-
i choose love.
i choose inclusion and connectedness.
i choose humanity.
i choose to protect and honor this beautiful earth
and all her inhabitants.
i choose our valued vibrant diversity.
i choose to look at every single person with the eyes of
motherlove, respect and wonder.
i am here-
setting out chairs in the house of belonging;
a lover of humanity
with a steadfast heart.
thank you Magical Mystery Teacher
for keeping the haiku fires burning while i have been away.
thank you for all who have shown up in my absence and
shared your love of small words;
i appreciate you deeply.