Wednesday Words: Homeostasis by Stacy Overby

Wednesday Words: Homeostasis by Stacy Overby
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Welcome to Wednesday Words, where each week we’ll dazzle you with words from a variety of poets! This week’s poem comes from our own Stacy Overby, and one of her contributions to our Feminine Flower poetry submissions.

Stacy Overby is a columnist and graphic designer at www.ourwriteside.com. Her short stories and poems have been featured in multiple anthologies, online, and in lit journals. Scath Oran is her first solo poetry collection and her debut full length novel, Tattoos: A Black Ops Novel is coming out soon. She is the program director for an adolescent dual diagnosis treatment program by day and an author by night. Her day job provides inspiration for many of her stories. When not at work or writing, she and her husband are playing with their son, hiking, camping, or involved in other outdoor activities – if it is not too cold. She, along with her social media contacts, can be found at www.thisisnothitchhikersguide.com.

Homeostasis

Detained.

Restrained.

Disavowed and separated.

Everything must have a place

and that place is not the here and now.

 

Voices building,

soundwaves rolling.

A ripple becomes a wave

that grows into a tsunami.

Acceptance or death

are the only choices left.

 

For nothing can be restrained forever

and oppression never lasts.

Everything strives for equality

from microcosms to universes.

Why do you think you’re the exception?

Seen as weak, we may have been

but a ton of snowflakes are still lethal.

 

We have found a power inside

that is becoming a supernova.

Unstoppable.

Unshakeable.

United and free.

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