Laura Grace Weldon
Culture evolves in leaps
(despite predictable backslides
into fear's white-hot wrongs).
One such advance took place this year
during the global referendum of
Coming Generation representatives
who unanimously decreed
all who command armed forces
must be grandmothers,
These Matriarch-led forces
will counter aggression and oppression
with the weapons long known to their leaders:
shared stories, fierce honesty, tenderness.
Laura Grace Weldon lives on a ramshackle farm where she grows absurd ideas. She served as Ohio's 2019 Poet of the Year and is the author of four books. Laura works as a book editor, teaches writing workshops, and maxes out her library card each week.