After a brilliant 10 weeks, Rediscovery Project’s group sessions wrapped up last Friday. We’re now busy publishing our anthology, Out of the Darkness: A Poetic Journey for People Living with Acquired Brain Injury, which will make its debut at our public poetry reading on Saturday, October 26th (10:30-noon) at Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA.
Marie Gray’s poem, “Protection”, is just a taste of the raw, powerful poems and art that will grace our anthology. Please enjoy.
by Marie Gray
Bleak. Naked. Surrounded, in a vultures’ circle.
Hands are up, head’s up.
Trident – warding trident:
feathers form antennae; attuned to the wind,
resist the temptation
to feast with privileged bullies,
YOU ARE EXCLUDED…
That’s my line,
“Step away, back down.
You’re out of bounds, step away.”
I gotta draw the line, at last, here:
we stand for each other.
Clean boundaries make good neighbors.
Our privacy is respected.
We guard it & LAUGH.