Dedicated to Homero Gomez Gonzalez


Forever - is composed of Nows -
Tis not a different time -
Except for Infiniteness -
And Latitude of Home - 

From this - experienced Here - Remove the Dates - to These -
Let Months dissolve in further Months - 
And Years - exhale in Years -

Without Debate - or Pause -
Or Celebrated Days -
No different Our Years would be
From Anno Domini’s -

 Emily Dickinson Poem #624

Description, 

     I am starting to think the poems pick me. I went to find the poem I had thought about for this drawing but this one wouldn’t budge from my consciousness. I realized how “in the moment”, and “Forever - is composed of Nows -,” I had been that day when I found this milkweed. And actually at the same time I found the milkweed I was talking to my mom on the phone, “And Latitude of Home-.” 

     While I’m eating lunch that same day I was listening to NPR news from Alexa and at the very end of the segment, they announced the death of Homero Gómez González, who spent his life advocating against logging to protect the mountain tops where the Monarch Butterflies migrate to in Mexico. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/nation-world/story/2020-01-29/missing-monarch-b utterfly-activist-found-dead-in-mexicoWhen I think of this man sacrificing his life in protection of our earth I really do see how, “Months dissolve in further Months -/ And Years - exhale in Years -,” and how “No different Our Years would be/ From Anno Domini’s -.”
 This piece is in Tribute to Homero Gomez Gonzalez

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