Mary Oliver, I Worried (from Swan)
Yosimar Reyes, A Poem so that the Weight of this Country does not Crush You
Amen to this, and read the full, beautiful poem here:
…there are people like you
who will fight when I can’t
we will take turns
pushing against these walls…
For more poems by Yosimar Reyes, here is his website.
Warsan Shire, Home
You only leave home/when home won’t let you stay.
This line moves me, and feels so true–my clients have fled horror, but I know they still wish home was a place they could live.
Full poem can be found here.
Emily Dickinson, If I can Stop One Heart From Breaking
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.