April 16, 2012

April Showers

They say that spring
brings rebirth
but for many children
it means an abrupt end to
school and
friends.

Nourishing rain
brings work
cultivating crops
of corn and
soybean.
They need tending,
weeding from
young hands.

They say that spring
brings rebirth
but I know that
April showers
bring
migrant flowers.

Tag it

#TheLastYear (2) ACP (11) AIDS (1) anthology (2) AP (6) Award (23) AWP (11) Borg of Trustees (81) Calaway (33) Calendar (16) Carlsen (61) Censorship (33) Commentary (48) conference (10) Culture (17) Diversity (19) ESU (2) Fabulous Queer Writers (1) Facebook (8) Familia (12) fat (1) First Amendment (40) Freelance (2) Gay (22) Headlines (3) Higher Ed (9) Hispanic Heritage Month (7) Infolist (58) Internship (22) JCCC (185) JCCClist (8) KACP (9) Kansas (9) Kansas City Star (21) KC Press Club (2) Lambda Literary Foundation (14) Latino (43) Latino Writers Collective (6) Latinx (1) Lexicon (6) LGBT (26) Library (9) links (5) LLF (15) manuscript (7) migrant (19) NAHJ (21) NaPoMo (15) News (124) Perilla (28) poem (34) Poynter (7) Pulse (2) Queer (24) Quote (4) Reading (9) SPJ (8) SPLC (10) Sports (6) Star Trek (3) Sun (6) The Ledger (72) Time Out (54) Trust Miguel (9) Twitter (5) TWP (1) Tyree (18) Video (8) Walking on the Ledge (11) WTF (5) Young Adult (24)