Far Beyond Influence

Push me push you
Topple them
Push together
Stand truer
But only when
One resists
–at least the one–
Truth just might
Topple them

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Regarding the term ‘push’:

Do you more often hear the term, or feel its meaning?

Upon reading Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt today, it occurred to me that I don’t often hear the term spoken. Most often, I see “PUSH” when exiting a business or institutional building.


Vocally—except in such simple, helpful directive as referenced above—it’s not common to need to say it.. That is, unless there exists a pressing matter of need (actual or imagined) for resolve.

Can you think of scenarios in which you’ve experienced the meaning of the word ‘push’? I’d be curious to hear about them. You can comment, or drop a link in comments (perhaps to your own post which uses the term).

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February (1893 Poem)

A #FlashbackFriday February Poem Share (plus background supporting the likely metaphorical nature of today’s poetry selection).


Gay lucidity,
Not yet sunshine, in the air;
Tingling secrets hidden everywhere,
Each at watch for each;
Sap within the hillside beech,
Not a leaf to see.

Katharine Harris Bradley & Edith Emma Cooper
(They, as Michael Field)

Katherine Harris Bradley and niece Edith Emma Cooper wrote poetry together, and their name Michael Field “was their way of declaring their inseparable oneness”.


Awareness: The Year 1893 in LGBT Rights

Washington, United States
Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment):

Responding to STATE v. PLACE, the Washington State Legislature adopted the common law definition of “crimes against nature” and established a penalty of “imprisonment at hard labor in the state penitentiary for not less than ten nor more than fourteen years” upon conviction of sodomy.


List of American Films of the 1890s
American modernist poet Dorothy Parker born 1893

Poems & Poetic Prose

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