Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Elephant corral


Sitar sounds & rhythmic drumming prepare the way for 
words of Rumi and my thoughts to run

Back in the day of simple street names, park, north park, 
the stream was put into a culvert and allowed to run

The power substation is setback from the houses, utility poles, 
and towers hold the lines up high for the electricity to run

The ballfields are not far from the combo basketball & hockey court 
near the playground where the kiddos are able to safely run

Green dots mark the progress of cleaning the catch basins 
to ensure the storm water can freely run

Brick chimney on one side of the roof peak, newer galvanized 
pipe on the other, allows the exhaust to run


The sign tells folks to "be the reason for someone to smile today", 
you make me smile everyday I get up to run

Walking along the gutter, or taking a shower, both times 
create the space to allow my thoughts to run

I resist the urge to fix their mailbox which was clearly smashed 
by someone with a baseball bat on the run

Until we corral the unspoken elephant in the room, 
multiple cries for overdue justice will continue to run

Trouble is, will the corral be big enough, the cries for justice tend 
to be drowned out by the truthsplaining ads that run

We must take action to corral the elephants, shout through the ads, 
restore justice and order by catching those on the run

Searches return what has been asked for, that is what they are designed to do, hence the context, and the text strings used, are key for proper results to run

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