Poetry

June 26, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

deb y felio

 

 

 

Remedy

 

 

This is not my country –

you are not

my mami /my papi

 

you are thieves

who stole them

who stole me

 

and now line

me up with others

stolen

 

where are

my brothers

my sisters

 

money makers

we are for you

who did not

have money to help

 

big warehouse

big management

big Pharma

 

bringing me your food –

where are my beans

cooked with love and

family chatter

 

a room decorated

in bright colors

not my colors

 

with a stuffed bear

that also sits

alone on this

bed among

many beds

 

cries/fears

you will not

hear/ no comfort

no touch

 

but offer

instead

pills

lots of pills

to make your life

more comfortable.

 

 

 

 

 

deb y felio

deb y felio is a witness poet and essayist living in Boulder CO, USA. She recently retired as a child and family therapist. After years of helping others find their voices and tell their stories for healing, she is now finding hers and using it to create commentary on historic and current events. Her work can be found in many online literary journals.

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