I think of the children who will never know, intuitively, that a flower is a plant’s way of making love, or what silence sounds like, or that trees breathe out what we breathe in.
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Megan Wildhood is a writer and theologian living in Seattle, Washington. Her poetry chapbook, Long Division, was released in 2017. She’s working on a novel and two more poetry collections.
As we divide into affluent and poor enclaves, people’s sense that they share a common destiny withers, replaced by fear, misunderstanding, and class and racial antagonisms.