We’re spending hours over the last few days trying to find who lost homes and what businesses are gone in southern Oregon, where Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, and south Medford were fire struck a week ago. This is circulating Facebook and speaks volumes.
Travelin’ and unravelin’
leaving miles of web behind
tangled up with sticky notes
caught flat on my tongue
I see you in my mind’s mirrors
through a complex lens
with jaundiced eyes
until I overflow
They count the money and measure the angles,
lamenting what must be done.
The cost is high, to keep people alive,
and keep profits a tidy sum.
“What can we do, it’s the America way,
“that made us what we are today.
“Blame the old and dying, the sick, injured and ill,
“for not making enough money
“to pay their bill.”