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Carry and Care

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Every day, a photograph, a poem. We order coffee beans from Scott Brothers Coffee in Kettle Falls, WA. Today we delighted in a new flavor: Ruvuma Peaberry, a buttery rich and unique blend from Tanzania. It reminded us that our coffee takes us around the world, this small world, and no matter what the isolationist and supremacists of the January 6th attack on the United States Capital and our elections, we are a diverse and connected world of one human race— unique as each one of us and yet all struggling for our families and communities. They cannot deny us our belief in brotherhood and equality.

To keep the truth of our struggles, the News Literacy Project and other organizations provide help for discerning misinformation and disinformation, especially today for the anniversary of the January 6th insurrection, an attempt by white supremacists, disillusioned and manipulated citizens, and MAGA sycophants to take away seven million votes that brought us a new president:

And listen to the New Year’s poem by Amanda Gorman: New Day’s Lyric found in her newest book: Call Us What We Carry.

Every day I know that we are all part of the human struggle for a future where all of our treated fairly and have the opportunities to care for ourselves and our families. And so, my coffee today, this anniversary of an attempted coup of our democratic republic, brought that reminder in this little poem. Remember: when you write, it doesn’t need to be perfect or astounding— just let it come from your heart.

Carry and Care Around the World

In the mail, an aroma so good,
coffee beans from around the world,
A reminder of our human race
One people, One planet, One hope;
No matter those who place
themselves as if above others—
More know we are brothers
and sisters with experiences
hard and hurting yet hopeful
that together we carry these
times and choose to care—
Human beings around the world
In the maelstrom, an earth neighborhood.

Sheri Edwards
010622 006.365.22
Poetry/Photography

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Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts/Media Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker~~
Art from the Heart

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