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Friday, June 13, 2014


      by Buff Whitman-Bradley

    "Woman With Child & Calla Lilies" (oil) 24" by 30" by Renee Thompson.

      On my way to the grocery store
      Brooding about famine and endless war
      Environmental catastrophe and economic collapse
      I notice a young pregnant woman
      Her head held high
      Striding up the block like the whole brass band
      Following her big beautiful drum majorette of a belly
      Toward a future that I hope will be there
      To embrace her child

Buff Whitman-Bradley is the author of four books of poetry, b. eagle, poet; The Honey Philosophies; Realpolitik; and When Compasses Grow Old; and the chapbook, Everything Wakes Up! His poetry has appeared in many print and online journals. He is also co-editor, with Cynthia Whitman-Bradley and Sarah Lazare, of the book About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War.  He has co-produced/directed two documentary films, the award-winning Outside In (with Cynthia Whitman-Bradley) and Por Que Venimos (with the MIRC Film Collective).  He lives in northern California.