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

About Margaret Elysia Garcia

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 regarding body positivity through plus-sized alternative modeling .She blogs here and at Throwing Chanclas. And is the co-founder of Pachuca Productions a Latina owned microtheatre in Plumas County, California
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