Empathy is not obsolete

I don’t care for International Women’s Day

It should be a celebration not celebrated.

We don’t need a special day,

We need the other 364 back.

I would write a letter to the president

but everybody knows he doesn’t read,

not even a teleprompter.

There are other presidents, in other countries

Who do not act like

Empathy is now obsolete

But we live with the ashes

on the lawns

where crosses were burned

And put our cigarettes out in the woodpile

Daring history to flare up

Published by Ms. C. G. Tripp

Catherine G. Tripp, Writer/Investor a lifelong mix. Left brain and right brain battle for dominance. I wrote the marketing materials for my mortgage brokerage, had a personal finance column at Examiner.com, wrote essays, short stories and poems published in school papers and magazines then literary journals. If my writings were a color, they would be yellow, bright as sunlight, highlighting the salient portions, not obscuring the past but deconstructing air brushed stories, finding humor and courage in the unloved corners.

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