Bloodroot

Bloodroot

Overdose could be fatal but they look so yummy.
It’s dangerous to live by the eyes, by sight without asking
the old ones, the witch doctors who get blamed anyway,
like teachers do today, the ones who know a child’s heart
better than the bubble charts. But politicians have sold out
to corporate money lenders who don’t ask about learning,
just see scores, and who don’t care for the least of these.
So the teachers get blamed and the children, the blood
root of our system have become endangered species,
those beautiful blooms, our native source of healing.
Oh, would that your power were loved once more.

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One comment on “Bloodroot

  1. I like that line — “It’s dangerous to live by the eyes” So true in so many situations! And naming children as our “native source of healing” –wonderful!

    –Stephanie

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