Dust from destruction never settles
but lives in our bodies as self-hate,
a constant chemical reaction
we have investigated for its atomic
solution that we hesitate to employ
because it would annihilate
illusion of winning and so-called
victors, set capitalism, exploitation
and plunder of Earth back decades.
We bathe in blood of the lie,
that we are renewable energy
in this malevolent form.
Celia Turner is a Loveland published poet in Northern Colorado Writers and Columbine Poets annual anthologies,Poetry Potion and winner of the 2020 Denver Women’s Press Club Unknown Writer’s Contest. She regularly studies poetry, takes workshops and classes. The Grind online practice of a daily poem submitted to a random participating group each month has been a boon. Poetry for her is an ongoing intimate conversation she continues to have with those unmet but not unknown.