During March 22-25, 2012 I participated in the Split This Rock Poetry Festival. One of the fine poets I met there was Oregon poet and teacher, Ingrid Wendt. Her poem, "Numbers" shows the dramatic impacts that numerical information may have. It is time to count. Time to help. Time to do right.
Numbers by Ingrid Wendt
Poem ending with words by William Stafford
Iris says there's safety in numbers, when
someone else arrives to share the house she won't
need to lock the door
When did Iris last read the news?