Do you know about Syria

I often hear that question from excited faces
who have just learned of the massacring of an entire country.

They point out something Obama said about regret in an article — they shake their heads wanting me to acknowledge that they now realize he is not perfect.
They reference an HBO documentary —  because that makes it real.

It’s really depressing stuff, is what they’ll usually follow the question
with then unveil their expertise.

Syria is not a fad.

It’s not a topic for you to pick up like a handbag as you leave
the Nordstrom store, show off to your friends for weeks on end, then leave off with your pile of to-go’s in two months.

–Flose Boursiquot, loudmouth ((goo.gl/BCX3Ub))

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Talkative

Talkative (loudmouth is now on Amazon)

I talk so much that I’m afraid
all of my poems will flow out of me
I’ll run quickly, chasing them
until i become nothingness

onlookers will find me
gazing corner to corner
gasping for air — damn, they’ll think,
girl must-a lost all her poems.

The #BookCellar #February 17th 6pm #LakeWorth

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