Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery, now at its new location at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On March 6, we presents our first themed open mic based on one author's compelling essay.
In the early days of Donald Trump's presidential victory, Sarah Kendzior (shown above) wrote the following:
Write down what you value; what standards you hold for yourself and for others. Write about your dreams for the future and your hopes for your children. Write about the struggle of your ancestors and how the hardship they overcame shaped the person you are today.
Write your biography, write down your memories. Because if you do not do it now, you may forget.
Write a list of things you would never do. Because it is possible that in the next year, you will do them.
Write a list of things you would never believe. Because it is possible that in the next year, you will either believe them or be forced to say you believe them.What have you done your best not to forget in this new America? Quick, write them down now and bring those words to the open mic on Monday! It will do good to remind yourself and the rest of us what may have been already forgotten.