Two Poems by ave jeanne

PORTRAIT: in the mirror

this fragile vegan
attempting
to alter, amend people
one by one
two by two
who saunter saturday
hand in hand
into the meat store
bright lites above
saying open open
where hangs
abundant dead bodies
these animals who once
with sun on back
freely walked under sky
earth under hoof
larger then life
voices great & might

in mirror dirty
i remain
diminutive

_____________
PORTRAIT: watching sunlight in philadelphia

this grass and tree
resilient sit
to our assembly
but the sun
a sire strong
knows a method
to command
attention all

how jealous
are we
mere spectators
who daily abuse,
spit out trash to earth
absorb air & cloud
eat animals
away toss money

they seldom hear
voices stir
in places foreign
forgotten from tv
or a recent blog

this grass and tree
resilient sit
as faces burn,
children eat hungry
while we walk
under the same sun

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2 Responses to “Two Poems by ave jeanne”

  1. ave jeanne
    The author of numerous books of social concern poetry, ave jeanne has been published regularly in literary and commercial publications throughout the U.S. and aboard. For twenty years she edited and published the award winning literary magazine, Black Bear Review, a publication of social and environmental concern

  2. Hi ave, good poems as usual! Been a long time … I miss Black Bear Review. But Pig in a Poke is back in business as an online magazine at http://www.piginpoke.com. Drop in and say hi!

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