Rattle is doing this really great thing called “Poets Respond.” Click on the link to get the full gist, but basically it’s to provide a place online for poems written during the week on that week’s news. I think it’s a great idea, and offer Tim Green my greatest kudos for coming up with it.
I submitted this week and didn’t win (see the winning poem here), but my submission appears below. I hope you enjoy it (please click on the image below to see it larger, and then enlarge from there. I am having some technical problems preserving the blank space). It was very necessary for me to write.