Published on September 23rd, 2018 | by Drew Dellinger0
What Did You Do Once You Knew?
by Drew Dellinger
It’s 3:23 in the morning
and I’m awake
because my great-great grandchildren
won’t let me sleep
my great-great grandchildren
ask me in dreams
What did you do while the planet was
What did you do when the Earth was
Surely you did something
when the seasons started failing?
As the mammals, reptiles and birds were
Did you fill the streets with protest
when democracy was stolen?
What did you do
Excerpted from Love Letter to the Milky Way, by Drew Dellinger. White Cloud Press,2011. Reprinted with permission.