So much is happening all about us right now that these times are ripe for witness poetry. Tensions on the Ukrainian boarder with Russia. United States and NATO posturing in defense of Ukraine. The implications across Europe are are far reaching.
The latest Covid variant, Omicron is claiming more infections in greater numbers and a rise in hospitalizations and deaths at the same time.
We seem to be having more catastrophic disasters that most likely are linked to climate change issues.
The conditions of women and children in Afghanistan after the U.S. pullout are cause for concern.
But, these are but a drop in the bucket of things that are impacting people. The human condition is yearning. to be observed, recorded, told for the future.
Poets have plenty to bare witness too. I hope someone is recording these challenging times. It's a poet's responsibility to be a witness.
Michael Allyn Wells - notes & musings