Art Friday ~ My One Wild and Precious Life

This week’s Art Friday is by Amy Hall

With a background in music journalism and business speak, Amy E. Hall currently focuses her creative writing energy composing free verse poetry and haiku. The southern-born, northern-bred Tennessean has self-published three haiku chapbooks to date, as well as two poetry chapbooks.  Two of her poems appear in the American Civil War-related anthology Filtered Through Time.  Her latest chapbook, Bathroom Poems, promises fun while you flush.  Visit Amy’s poetry blog at lineuponlinepoetry.blogspot.com.

My One Wild and Precious Life

Amy E. Hall

My one wild and precious life does not belong to my parents or predecessors

My one wild and precious life does not belong to my president or to my principal or to my peers or the privileged pillars of my patriarchal society. My one wild and precious life does not belong to politicians or to the “pretty people” or the power hungry or to my pocketbook, property or prosperity. My one wild and precious life does not belong to a painful or problematic past or to perfectionism or my propensity for people pleasing nor to a profession, promotion or pursuit of prestige. My one wild and precious life does not belong to purveyors of prejudice or to peddlers of propaganda nor to the principles that someone else holds. My one wild and precious life belongs to me to protect and preserve it, to pursue peace, to practice compassion, and to progress as the particular person I was put on the planet to be.

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