Ridiculous sky today
Cloud bellies, soft silver of old coins
Topped with Fragonard bosoms bubbling sodium white.
Murillo was never so embarrassing
Fluffy-headed, ditzy clouds
Cheesy and cheery
Just not serious
Not somber sober soulful
Triumphalist froth just not a good look
When evil everywhere is sparring with good
Spearing the well-meaning in their side
When the beast with bear feet and lion mouth is
Chasing after refugees already fleeing
When hospitals are bombed
Bodies rot under rubble
Water shut off
What sky dares carouse on a day like this?
This day we reject your pretty cheeriness
And turn our eyes to the ground
This poem, about the Gaza war, is by Teresa Barger, a long-time Anera board member.
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