Repealing Affordables

Writing is not easy. If you strive for honesty, you risk exposing a nerve or two. I watch in disbelief much of what I see and hear in the various media outlets I visit.  My eyes and ears ache from the onslaught. 

In January I was invited to participate in a reading here in my home town. The National Writer’s Resistance was planned for the following day, and since I could not attend, one of my poems was dedicated to them in a show of solidarity. 

What causes do you have opinions on?  What views do you want to vent?  A writing prompt for today is to pick any headline and begin a rant. 

I gathered some thoughts as I tried to make sense of the nonsensical.  I have always had the perfect health care plan as I worked for the government.  It’s an affordable plan all of us should have. It is beyond my comprehension why this plan, the same plan our congressmen enjoy, could not be the plan for all of us.    

Today as debates rage, I choose  to revisit the health care issue. You are welcome to share my poem.  

From my vantage, I do not comprehend why life and death matters require some of our representatives to unscrew their heads and flay open their chests. It seems pointless for them to prove they have minds and hearts when facts seem to determine otherwise. I no longer seek absolute truths. I seek wisdom. 

Writing is one path to explore the unknown.  Let your thoughts flow and discover what you think about what you may be thinking about.  What do you know about what you think you know?  

Repeal of Affordable Care as Doom Looms in a Five-Letter Word

I watch

From my bird’s eye view 

Perched high

In my elevated stand

Clad in my single

Payor cloak…

The drama unfolds.

I gasp. 

Reviews will agree with mine. 

Repeal will be

Breathtaking. 

Yes. 

Breath.

Taking. 

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About Taylor Collins

Taylor writes in fragments - journals incessantly – the sea a recurring theme. She blogs and works on three writing projects at the moment. She was selected to read a twitter poem, written during National Poetry month, for the “Tell Me More” NPR program in 2011. A day diary was selected for publication in Water Cooler Diaries published in 2008 (De Capo Press). She recently completed a small chapbook, a 12-part poem entitled Flame. Taylor receives “real” rejection letters now – a sure sign her work is being read. She paints and writes in her studio/gallery -- Parke Green Galleries located on the site where the US Constitution was first ratified. She spends time thinking when deep thoughts surface. Taylor leads a rather dry life on the ocean she's tossed about on. Be sure to visit her if you're ever in the state that started our nation. Cheers!

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