Today’s poem is presented without commentary.

At The Roundabout Joining Wall St & K Street & Main Street

Even the angels are taking off their halos and even the demons are sawing off their horns and the revolution will not be biblicized and the manifestation will not be idealized and they’ll dance in the streets arm in arm leg over leg and they’ll waltz and waddle and make their way down avenues and boulevards and cross cross-streets until they get to the crossroads or the end of the road and they’re forced to forge a new path, one where destiny manifests in its own unique choice and voice and the fates fake your fate and the great news of the world is yet to be printed and the terrible news of the world runs and runs, the ink is not dry and the pages not cut and the date is unknown or wrong or transposed, and some future inquisitive newshound sniffing around an idea or two, some former photographer developing a framed memory or two, and at the present, a gift or two, underneath the holiday tree, blowing up a dream or two, all before the dawn of the last great childhood hurrah, all following the first weighty childhood trauma

©David Siller – 2021

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For the first 100 days of the Biden administration, this website will feature a new poem of What’s Next!? These pieces can be calls to action, calls to attention, or calls to anger. They will light the way and guide the fight. They will get us moving and keep our momentum. They will be filled with hope, with anger, with sorrow. They will get us into good trouble and point out the trouble we need to stop. They will be polished gems, or rough-cut drafts of rage, or in-process pieces searching for peace. They may be haiku or tanka, limericks or lyrics, verses free or fettered.

#100Days100Poems of What’s Next!? wants your poems, your prose, your visual art (photos, drawings, sculptures), your music, your short films and animations. Interpret the theme as broadly as you’d like.

If you would like to submit to this endeavor, please send an email, with your visual art (as .jpg or .pdf) or your poem saved as a word document (.docx) to waxyandpoetic AT gmail DOT com. Include a short bio (2-3 sentences) and social media/website information. All rights remain with the author. Please address any formatting preferences in your email. Waxyandpoetic.com will post submissions time permitting, with at least one per day beginning 20 January 2021.

Read, follow, share, submit, live, love, spread light! Don’t forget to use #100Days100Poems !

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