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Friday, February 16, 2018

17 HEARTS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

by Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan



Mourners hug during a prayer vigil Thursday for victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting at Parkridge Church in Coral Springs, Florida. Rhona Wise / AFP - Getty Images via NBC News.



b                e a           t
            red balloons
        b             e     a            t
            red cards
b    e        a                t
            red roses
           b                         e                 a                 t

17 hearts for Valentine’s day           

red                        red                     red               red

b                e a           t
           red hall floors
        b             e     a            t
            red on walls
b    e        a                t
            red of youthful flesh
           b                         e                 a                 t           
         2/14                    celebration of love                
        
2/14/18    life seeps         a                        way                         
children weep

b                e a           t
        b             e     a            t
b    e        a                t

           b                         e                 a                 t

be                          at                peace




Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, named 2017 Long Island (NY) Poet of the Year by the Walt Whitman Birthplace, was the 2010-2011 Suffolk County Poet Laureate. She is the Founder/President of The North Sea Poetry Scene, Inc., President of The Poetry Place, and the editor of the poetry anthology series Long Island Sounds. She is the author of five poetry collections including Let Me Tell You Something, For Michael, and Life’s a Beach.