Sunday, 12 July 2015

Don't Swath The Moth

This is my second time posting a poem I wrote long ago about a moth. Stumbling upon this dead little creature recently inspired me to revive the prose, even though the tiny insect no longer dreams or roams.

NOT SO ALONE - by Maria Pavlik

There’s a moth asleep on the floor
Should I kill it … squash its powdery wings
For it has no soul and it chews on clothes
I will rid myself of the snoozing thing.

Yet this moth asleep on the floor
Could have a soul as big as my own
For it is alive and we breathe the same air
I will watch it dream; I will let it roam.

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Hats Off To Two Women Who Showed Up

JOY DAVIES and Pixie Hobby were the only political candidates who showed up at the Ocean Park town hall meeting to talk about the port expansion plan that would bring more trains through BC on route to ship US coal by sea to Asia.

Locals in the US and Canada are concerned about health and environmental impacts. The incredibly long strings of frequent freight trains blocking emergency access to communities along the way is also a concern.

I do not recall anyone saying these are good things. Yet few people spoke up more forcefully against the proposed expansion than these two accomplished women who will compete for the same votes in the fall federal election. Although one is Liberal and the other NDP, they agree about the hazards of thermal coal and potential for disaster to towns at home and around the globe.

The professional achievements of Joy and Pixie are significant. They could rest on their laurels but were compelled to run for their respective parties. They won respect and my admiration but could stumble in the bigger battle by splitting the votes so that the government currently in power (known for deregulation, giving breaks to big business, and not going to community meetings) could win again.

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