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In the Steps of RBG

When the words to express my feelings don't come easily, I am thankful for the talented poets among us. Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer aka Word Woman, offers these words as a tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. You can find more of her poetry on her website A Hundred Falling Veils.

You can listen to me as I read this poem here.


In the Steps of RBG

So let me take one step right now,

one step toward respect.

And give me strength to take another

toward clarity. And though

my feet might feel like stones, let

me take another step toward justice.

And another toward equity. And another

toward truth. And though my legs

may feel leaden and slow, though someone

else may step on my toes, may I inch

toward forgiveness. May every step

be toward a bridge. Enough divisiveness.

And as I go, may I find joy in the stepping,

grace in the edging toward great change.

But if there’s little joy, let me step anyway.

Then take another step. And another. And another.

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