Researchers of Earth now think there might be a warm ocean on Enceladus, a moon of Saturn.
And I cannot help thinking: Climate Change
The human-made disaster formerly known as Global Warming
Right now as politicians revise language again
As if not saying something will make it go away
On this same Earth, in this same right now,
politicians in Iran are trying to deny Western birth control
while trying to erase single as a
. possibility for women.
To find balance in Iranian loss.
As if women are the saviors of a culture
Which they might be,
but not as body machines producing babies.
I want to say that this solution is wrong,
but I don’t know what to offer in its place–
how should Iran heal from
the war on terror?
Who am I to demand the selling
of Western birth control?
I once thought I was bigger than what needed to be held.
I once thought I was bigger than the trauma of the world.
This is not a mistake that one can afford to make twice.
Anonymous hacks Madison, Wisconsin
and the police wonder why they are being attacked.
Like Tony Robinson is the first unarmed black youth
to die at the hands of our protect and serve.
Have you ever decided not to call the police in search of safe,
because of racism?
Same Earth, same duration, my child has:
Taken an accelerated math placement exam, made it to the next level of the Spelling Bee,
and lost his last baby tooth.
He holds to the loss like it will be his last.
Like he will never hold a fragment of a human body again.
I take him to listen to a 62 year-old Hmong woman speak
about working in a U.S. factory now
as she remembers being
hunted like an animal in the jungles of Laos
for 15 years, after the Vietnam war
and I wonder:
How much can he hold?
How does she hold so much?
My arms grow
in response to my heart’s breaking
but a body can be useless across the vast distances
Still, if Chinese pollution reaches North American snow fall–
Does human heartbreak warm the waters of the moons of other planets?
Or is it the love that embraces the break that gives off so much heat?
And can we ice the numb
without the snow?