A reasonable amount of hope Today is the first day of spring still crisp and clean and shining. Somewhere koalas are dying while an ecosystem burns. On one of his golf courses, Trump is tweeting a new disaster. But still spring feels inviting. Perhaps it’ll bring some of us peace, enough money each month to cover needs. Perhaps the war god will go to sleep at least for a time. Perhaps a few less species will go extinct. Fewer women murdered by their partners or strangers. Men will stop raping for a while. White racists will wake up one morning with beautiful mahogany skin. More cancers will be cured, no more homeless people, beaten or shunned. All will find shelter and homeless pets will not be killed but loved.
Marge Piercy has written 17 novels including The New York Times Bestseller Gone To Soldiers; the National Bestsellers Braided Lives and The Longings of Women; the classics Woman on the Edge of Time and He, She and It (winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction novel in 1993) and others. Among her volumes of poetry the most recent include Before You Leave, Turn off the Light (forthcoming in September from Knopf), The Hunger Moon: New & Selected Poems 1980-2010, and Made in Detroit. Her critically acclaimed memoir is Sleeping with Cats. Born in center city Detroit, educated at the University of Michigan and Northwestern, the recipient of four honorary doctorates, she is active in antiwar, feminist and environmental causes. You can check out Marge’s website to learn of what’s next in the works HERE.
Photo seen on the website of The Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife Rescue Appeal.