A RECLAMATION POEM:
How to get back what you’ve lost, and find what you have
Reclaiming family — oh my, sometimes so difficult
Reclaiming love from those that hurt us,
Reclaiming body and soul amidst familial debris
Reclaiming passion when you’ve been so hurt
Reclaiming property when all has been taken away, but
Reclaiming art will lead to salvation and
Reclaiming breath of belief in yourself and
Reclaiming equality for all, including those you don’t even know,
Reclaiming money is less important than
Reclaiming courage which pushes me into
Reclaiming identity — my identity — free of childhood damage.
Reclaiming story is an act of God
Reclaiming protest from the stupid QANON idiots and
Reclaiming God from them as well.
Reclaiming my child to protect her future and
Reclaiming a lost child that I do not know.
Reclaiming voice to speak truth to power,
Reclaiming magic to transform hearts and minds,
Reclaiming wisdom lost in the mess of this country.
Reclaiming the planet from the immoral greedy,
Reclaiming the White House from the corrupt criminals,
Reclaiming wellness for our minds and bodies, and
Reclaiming sexuality to feel alive and vital and finally
Reclaiming writing that tells the story, the stories that change the world and leaves a mark on history.