June Teeth

(19 June)


Don’t worry,

The current administration

Has no part in this

In fact, it doesn’t like you

Very much

Tips outside an open door

While behind it,

All the cronies gamble

For what’s left


In the real real, however,

You are wise

And rising

Except for violence—everyone

Stop doing that

There is greater power

In peace

(you know this)

And change that lasts


It is an important day

Make tomorrow important, too

And as your gospel roots

Might say

Do say

(because roots can speak)

Love one another


C L Couch



Susie King Taylor, known as the first African American Army nurse

detail, frontispiece of book published in 1902. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division. https://www.loc.gov/item/2003653538/

photo by Library of Congress on Unsplash