Day 19, Ekphrastic Challenge, My Poem, Women’s March

Inspired by all three images: GK19 International Women’s Day Parade, AWD-19 Rotation, and JPL19

Women’s March

That January day we marched—family, friends, and strangers—
scared by the present, not knowing it would get worse—
we thought of past generations,
we thought of our children and grandchildren–
thousands of women—the blue sky crackled with our energy,
we were stars
unaware of black holes or dark matter,
we shifted light, and streams of color rotated,

perhaps a young girl alone saw a rainbow,
felt some hope.

I am once again participating in Paul Brookes’ April Ekphrastic Challenge. Each day, I will post my poem(s) here. You can see the art and read the other responses by going to Paul’s site here.

The artists are Gaynor Kane, John Phandal Law, and Anjum Wasim Dar. Thank you for your wonderful  and inspiring art!

29 thoughts on “Day 19, Ekphrastic Challenge, My Poem, Women’s March

  1. The last 2 lines ring in my ears.
    I feel like there are forces in the USA that are turning the clock backwards.
    There needs to be more awareness created in this area…. to stop the steam rollering.

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