Stewart Acuff

Jun 7
Spring in the City

Spring in the City

A postage stamp sized patch of green Decorated with two canary colored jonquils Is all that stands between these old row houses And the concrete and asphalt that never change Still finally the spring has reached its destination Here

Jun 7

The Philly Amtrak Crash

Train rolls and pitches side to side On tracks uneven and under-repaired When those who can decide Refuse to even hear the crisis aired The ancient roadbed for these tracks Has settled here, pushed up there This old roadbed and

May 8

What is a Fair Wage?

 Written by Johanna Slivinske What is a fair wage? A fair wage is a baby’s diaper. A fair wage is gas money to church on Sunday. A fair wage is buying a bag of apples. A fair wage

Jan 9

Dawn breaks late

Up at these tiny hours of early morning Dawn breaks late You welcome the day starting Way before night ends and begins her sleep Beneath the quilted blanket of warmth That is the sun In these hours the mind Moseys lazily

Jan 5

The Sun Way Yon

The ridge across the River way yon Still bathed brightly by a fast falling sun While we head up yet another hill In the cold shade of this ridge These walks or hikes now a test of will For

Dec 8

When…

When did you last feel you really connected with someone? You looked in her or his eyes, glimpsed the soul Felt something deep in your own. When did you last feel what he or she was saying? Not

Dec 5

Five million

Really happy to announce that my poem just got published on Political Affairs. Five million What is the cost of making 5 million families safer? What is the cost of relieving 5 million families from fear of

Nov 12

Another first Monday in November

Another first Monday in November Another election eve Another train ride It doesn’t much matter where If it’s some place workers have something to win Or something to lose It’s better to ride the train on these nights than the

Nov 7

Peace

Finding the peace not always easy As I withdraw into that place within That connects to us all–the soul Going to hear what is for me And maybe what is for you No idea if what I feel and

Nov 6

We can’t and won’t quit

Layin’ in bed exhausted Tried to explain the loss of democracy Tonight on tv Clear to me My vote and yours not worth billions of dollars Plutocracy or oligarchy done cancelled us out We can’t and won’t quit, seen this

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