Blind Eye

Written for:  Poetics Aside #456 – Write a tragic poem.

fish die
animals starve
people are bombed
blind eye

losing allies
gaining dictators
crimes against humanity
blind eye

opioid use intensifies
black men are profiled
justice has turned
a blind eye

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to Blind Eye

  1. Marie Elena says:

    Powerful stuff here. 😦

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  2. Just Barry says:

    And so it has. It often feels overwhelming. You deftly captured this tragic still-life.

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