Poetry

February 20, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Andrew Harnik/AP

 

By

Mirissa D. Price

 

 

 

This is a protest

 

 

This is a poem.

 

And this is a president. This is his hair

and his wall. And his tweets. Being fact-checked.

 

This is a country. This is its people.

Its color. Its richness. This is its heritage.

 

This is a vote. And this is a protest. What matters.

What doesn’t. Four years aren’t wasted.

 

This is a voice. Of one of the people. Speaking with

uterus. Writing as immigrants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mirissa D. Price

The doctor said she would live in a nursing home, confined to a wheelchair, crippled by pain; that was thirteen years ago. Instead, Mirissa D. Price is a 2019 DMD candidate at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, spreading pain-free smiles, writing through her nights, and, once again, walking through her days. Follow Mirissa at http://mirissaprice.wordpress.com to stay up-to-date with Mirissa’s publications in The Huffington Post, Yellow Chair Review, and Scarlet Leaf Review and connect with Mirissa on facebook and twitter.

2 Comments

  1. P C K PREM February 21, at 03:57

    ARREY, IT IS SO REALISTIC...YOU ENGAGE...LINES STIR. ENJOYABLE

    Reply
    • Mirissa D. Price February 23, at 03:41

      Thank you for taking the time to read, reflect, and respond, P C K PREM. Much appreciated ?

      Reply

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