Today is Thursday, so I now call him “my suicide note,” which is shorthand for Friday’s “I willingly welcomed his dirty, burning, diesel-fueled torch into my home POWER OF POETRY #91: HOKIS — The Poetry Question
“Finding a way to block COVID-19’s distinctive heart-shaped protease may be the key to stopping the ongoing epidemic.” – Asian Scientist Magazine Pandemic Poetry | An Expert In, a poem by Hokis — Headline Poetry & Press
HOKIS is Founder and Senior Editor of Headline. She believes in supporting a range of voices at various stages of their craft for this is the most impactful design of grassroots revolutions. She envisions Headline as a platform that exemplifies the beliefs that all poetry is political and reflection is essential to effectively reshape conversations […]
drop the grand Hoax
shush the lies to self and other
sink back into your primordial slime
reorganize, safely within your self-made cocoon.
Like ghosts of lands once stolen from
ashes dust the thresholds of new beginnings —
And conspicuous beliefs
OnBecoming is a memoir on rising through grief to be the self I always thought I would never be. I offer this creative nonfiction piece as a foreshadowing preface.