chocolate is a verb

colors, flavors, whims and other growing things

found poem: this unsettled

found poem: When

#DearYoungPerson

A number of youth-serving organizations in Charlottesville have come together for the #DearYoungPerson campaign. They are asking people everywhere to send postcards of support and encouragement to Charlottesville youth, many of whom are experiencing the community’s confusion, anger, sadness, and frustration. 85% of the youth served by Big Brothers Big Sisters in Charlottesville are of color. Most of the participating organizations serve diverse populations of children and youth whose identities were publicly attacked on Friday and Saturday.

Send a note, a postcard or a poem to P.O. Box 814, Charlottesville, VA 22902, and your message of support will be distributed by local youth-serving organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia, Madison House, The PB&J Fund, Piedmont CASA – Charlottesville, Piedmont Family YMCA, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, Albemarle County Parks & Recreation, and the City of Charlottesville. See more on Facebook.

Here’s what I sent (I’m also participating in the August Poetry Postcard Fest and this was today’s postcard poem):

found poem: the aftermath

found poem: rooted

found poem: to Open

found poem: the way

found poem: It’s not courage

found poem: look

found poem: Practice

found poem: in The mirror

found poem: because

found poem: the president’s

found poem: this tendency

found poem: mercury

found poem: The sky

found poem: on Earth

found poem: How can we

found poem: whiteness

found poem: I’m always

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