I wrote this poem for the Older Women's
League of Seattle, when they brought brunch to Tent
City on Mother's Day, 2000:
Are we children on one side
on the other?
Women until the kindling of one cell,
If humanity wants children
must raise them
in the flesh and the spirit of women,
the flesh and the spirit of men.
We must all become mothers to
before the womb of the world
will kindle any future.
Human society is based on the fundamental recognition
that in the storms of life, we are each other's harbor.
I am glad to have joined an online group founded in
that recognition, a group of women committed to nurture
Committees & Gifts