This selection, chosen by Managing Editor Krista Cox, is from Being Many Seeds by Marilyn McCabe, released by Grayson Books in 2020.
While the day is its own autocracy, I am a citizen staring out at the world, touch the cool glass of rain's mirror. Color deepens then fades, a slow flicker as if I am blinking, as if I must open the eyes inside myself to keep democracy alive. :: the day is world the cool glass of Color a flicker blinking the eyes to keep alive :: the world the eyes keep alive
He got the science wrong, according to the scientists, but it seemed Teilhard was on to something with regard to the evolution of culture and social structure. Evolution seems to favor the cooperative group. Certainly ants have taken over my backyard.
Marilyn McCabe‘s poetry has won awards and contests through A Room of Her Own Foundation, The Word Works, Grayson Books, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Adirondack Center for Writing. Her books of poems include Perpetual Motion and Glass Factory, and chapbooks Rugged Means of Grace and, most recently, Being Many Seeds. Poems and videopoetry have been published in print and online, and videopoems have appeared in festivals and galleries.
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