I wonder what the world was up to

while I was dreaming of caves and tunnels

and babies is red-checked rompers?

Should I turn on the news, listen

to political cutthroatery and nerve gas

and the latest news of poisoned water and sick children?

Will the Taliban have attacked again, another Isis suicide bomber

splattered on a Paris street? Will babies be dying in Mosul,

and who will be the favorite in the Kentucky Derby

and what was the biggest box office hit over the weekend?


Or should I go into the woods, listen

to the wood thrush newly arrived from a southern sojourn,

the rustle of leaves as a chipmunk digs for hidden nuts

from winter’s store, and the overhead blue jay

chatters his unending stream of nonsense?

Will there be orchids and golden ragwort, mayapples

and wild geranium in bloom?

Will the rest of the world keep spinning

while I step off for a while?




About grannysu

storyteller, writer, poet, gardener, countrywoman
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2 Responses to Questions

  1. Libby says:

    I know which I’d do! So tired and depressed by all the sad news.

  2. grannysu says:

    I know. It takes a strong person to listen and still feel hopeful and optimistic these days.

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