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  • Writer's pictureAnne Mitchell

Alternate Universe

Skim headlines then re-write the rosy side.

Your blue sky will come with the gold of spring.


Losses of winter disappear in spring-

babies are born, little hearts beat on.


Nation of lions, fierce hearts beat as one-

return to warm dens, victorious pride.


Melt snow into cups, hydrate in pride-

invaders fail, mass of spirit will thrive.

Children with crayons, thrive in sunflowers-

strike stick figure soldiers, color not guns.


Fill trains with dead guns, tanks, send them back east.

Reunite families, let tables host feasts.


Ceasefire brings feast, replace missiles with grace.

The world will bring roses, honey of spring.


Published in April, 2022, The Poet Magazine Poetry for Ukraine




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