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  You could have a big dipper   

Right to Truth by Lara Dolphin

columbine from the Latin for “dove”

was a bright flower

popular with bees

perennially blooming in early spring

the nickel mines gave us a coin

legal tender

with a shield and stars

proclaiming our trust in God

and Marjory Stoneman Douglas

was a champion of the Everglades

and Sandy Hook was a small village

in the town of Newtown, Connecticut

so let’s name our schools after Oscar Romero

priest, scholar and martyr

he wouldn’t mind being gunned down twice

once in the name of Christ

and again in the name of nothing at all


Lara Dolphin is an attorney, nurse, wife and mom of four amazing kids; she is exhausted and elated most of the time.

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