Eli Edward Evangelidis (2018)
The calendar announced spring,
but the sky didn’t bring a bounty of green.
The heartland is mud and blood
loss and flood … amber waves unseeded.
In the valley of misery politics budgets war,
gives dimes to poor, and high fives the religion of division.
Even when the sky turns blue few notice the hue,
because they’re sorting through calamity fearing the next tragedy.
©Susie Clevenger 2019