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poetry My Small Reality

Has the war become boring, asks San Francisco poet Beau Beausoleil, how can you not hear the mourning birds?

My Small Reality

By Beau Beausoleil

Someone on
the radio says
that after
100 days
the war
in Ukraine
“has become
boring to some”

It is
summer

I am
in our
garden
where
I can
hear
the far
far away

I listen to
unseen
birds offering
a deep mournful
call

There is
more beauty
and fear
in this
world
than I can
comprehend

Beau Beausoleil is a poet and activist (Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here) based in San Francisco, California. His most recent book of poetry is, Another Way Home (Blue Light Press 2022). His poems addressing the war in Ukraine can be found here https://movingpartspress.com/publications/in-ukraine-poems

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