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Surviving Is Not Enough by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] Fire in Factory Kills 148: The Boston Sunday Globe, March 26, 1911.600 Texas Children Killed: Chicago Daily Tribune, March 19, 1937.The Climate Really is Getting Warmer: Sunday Telegraph, June 8, 1958.Policing the Police: Winston-Salem Chronicle, Vol. XVIII, No....

True Colors by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] If I was a bird,how would I see the world? We humansdo not have the same kind ofUV vision as the birds,but it’s obviouswe too have our personal viewswhen evaluatingother human beings. In YOUI see the white light:your...

Diamond by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] Time is limited.What do I do with mine?What will I leave behind?Did I cherish or violate the Earth?What is my special skill?Am I driving people insane, or am I making them happy?Am I like Peter who had the...

The 12 Commandments of Nature by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] Serenity,purity,calmness,playfulness,fierceness,thoughtfulness,toughness,intuitiveness,the fleetness of actions and thoughts,friendliness,harshness,and the ascetic approach to everythingare the 12 commandments of Nature,the rules of the three young moose playingnear the railroad tracks,the two rabbits and deer at the field,the old pines and spruces standing...

Hare Kali by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] When I was a child, I drank the blood from my friend’s woundthe same way Dolly Dagger drank the blood from the jagged edge. A blood offeringis the highest form of dedicationand the one who accepts it can...