Your One Wild And Precious Vote (Poems In A Pandemic #29)

What emotions are you feeling right now? For me, I’m angry at the state of our democracy. I’m grieving the hundreds of thousands of deaths in our country and many more worldwide. I’m fearful about Earth’s future. And yet, I am also joyful to have spent a recent glorious day at Point Lobos, CA, where I pressed a pack of wild seals into a brief and lively movie about voting. (Note: Telephoto lens used from a very safe distance.)

Lastly, knowing how poet Mary Oliver loved all things wild, I believe she would forgive my pinching a few of her most incredible lines. OK, take it away, Seals…


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