January 31, 2017


(for Willy & Jean Dugan)

The cutest peace-sign ever
in my phone’s inbox:
a dark-braided niña
in a flowered dress
a shy smile behind
her 2 raised fingers
in a peace sign
we all know so well
across mountains
& oceans, not
knowing each other’s
language or name.

(Each January Jean & Willy Dugan are part of a mission from Holy Family Parish in Gloucester, MA to the people of Cevicos, Dominican Republic.  They bring medicine & medical supplies & assist medical professionals to provide services to the people of Cevicos.  Dare I say, "This is what makes America Great"?)

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