The same violence that forces people in one country to seek asylum enables another country to fill its detention cells and fill prison contractors’ pockets. It’s a vicious cycle with profit at every step, from detention and deportation to relying on immigrants to accept poorly paid jobs that make bosses rich. ~ Josè Lopez (pseudonym)
My city is its handful of bars with the same 300 customers cycling in and out.
It’s an up-and-coming city
on America’s longest road race
toward outstretched hands of cold Utica Club beer.
Silence is not Quiet.
The Quiet is not Silent;
It is vibrant.
Silence lets me hear better;
That whispering inner voice as I listen deeper.
Most never hear that inner voice;
Or refuse to listen by choice.
Deep, deep within me in the Silence;
That inner voice gave me guidance.
Taking time for Silence
showed me how to find resilience.
Be in Silence,
And listen to your inner brilliance.