Thoughts & Prayers

I’ve been thinking a good deal lately about this empty phrase. And then yesterday as San Bernardino unfolded, I saw a good many people were calling Republicans out for T&P as their inactive response towards domestic terrorism.

So this rough draft of a poem:

Thoughts & Prayers

 

They are

All with you

Every single one

That isn’t occupied

By camera smiles

By come on wiles

All those thoughts & prayers

They are scattered

Among the family

And the friends

They are floating without gravity

The space junk of our eyes

These thoughts & prayers

They float there

Like chlorine flakes

They blow like embers

And unsettled dust

These thoughts

These prayers

They lie in pools

Of our own blood

Gunned and slumped

Offerings to long dead gods

From long dead lands

These thoughts, these prayers

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About margaretelysiagarcia

Margaret Elysia Garcia primarily writes fiction, essays and poetry from a remote corner of the Sierra Nevada. She's currently working on a non-fiction book about plus-sized modeling. She's also searching for a publisher for her new collection of stories? Mary of the Chance Encounters. Her short story collection Sad Girls & Other Stories out now on Solstice Literary Press. She blogs here and at Throwing Chanclas and Girl Body Pride. Is a contributor to Hip Mama Magazine. She writes the zine The Adventures of Sad Girl with her daughter, Paloma. She’s a three-time director of the national Listen to Your Mother Show in Plumas County (www.listentoyourmothershow.com). She has an alternative women’s music show Milkshake & Honey on Plumas Community Radio (www.kqny919.org).
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