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Nancy Ann Schaefer

In Issue 9 on January 8, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Ahimsa

What is this you and I?
this division, separateness
struggling for supremacy
—hostile & mistrustful
fight-faced, fists raised,
one against the other,
discordant & destructive?

When really there
is only one—
the we of us, of all of us
our mystic core
immortal, enfolding
dove-winged
into cosmic divine

Let’s unlearn this way of war.

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Nancy Ann Schaefer lives in Illinois (US) with her husband, dog and three cats. She was a finalist for the Max J. Molleston Award and is currently working on her first chapbook collection. Her poems have appeared (or are forthcoming) in a number of anthologies and magazines, including The Rockford Review, Off Channel, Outloud IV, Struggle, WestWard Quarterly, and Women’s Voices Journal.

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