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Greta by Marjorie Power

Greta

by Marjorie Power

—after hearing Greta Thunberg’s speech at the U.N., 9/23/19


She’s a lungful

of cold clean air

in a foul-smelling wind,


the great-great-great-great-

granddaughter spirit of a healing witch,


the voice of one

crying in our plastic wilderness.


A little child shall lead them.


They won’t burn her at the stake.

The foul wind works

fast, and will suffice.


She’s the last word.

Our gabble continues.



—from her book Sufficient Emptiness, published in 2021 by Deerbrook Editions



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