Climate in Crisis

The afternoon sun lingers over a thirsty landscape after a recent rain…

A cleansing ritual normally receding with the promise of all things renewed…

Clear, clean, and refreshed after a nice long quenching drink the earth should sing with rejuvenation…

But there is SO much drought and SO much cracked earth that the liquid is merely a lifeline, it’s sustenance barely adequate.

I liken it to an IV that thwarts death but fails to restore true life.

My heart aches for this living ground we walk on.

Her survival is our survival, and we must act accordingly.

©Dani Heart

12-6-2022

First Amendment Thoughts

Words have power!

They can shape hearts and minds…

Sometimes for good and often for the opposite.

Well placed words can inflict grave injury or spur violent action.

They are no less dangerous than a loaded gun carelessly left for whomever might happen upon it.

We must choose our words carefully and hold those accountable who do not.

While we are free to express ourselves, we are not free from the consequences of the expressions we make that cause harm to others.

©Dani Heart

11-28-22

Changing of the Guard

Mr. republican man I really don’t like your plans

Women will suffer and die in your legislative hands

You’re free to believe what you like, but not to force those beliefs on others…

It’s simply none of your business what we do with our bodies or under the covers.

Luckily for us your time of hatred and oppression will soon be ending…

As new diverse generations come to power our progression is pending.

©Dani Heart

11-18-2022