To share a moment with you, yesterday, Memorial Day, I went to an event at the Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland where Bernie Sanders spoke.
I took with me an envelope addressed to Bernie containing a Universal Earth-Justice-Peace healer's badge
"Xochipilli Latino Men's Circle of San Francisco Bay present to Bernie Sanders the Universal Earth-Justice-Peace healer's badge in recognition of his commitment to the Earth, Justice, Peace, democracy. May 30, 2016."
With the help of my friend Aaron Ableman, I was able to put it in the hands of one of the organizers of the event to give to Bernie and left it at that.
to be visited by a finch
upon the podium.
must surely count for something big.
On his way out, someone pointed me out as the author of the poem and Bernie paused to thank me, we had a very brief exchange, and he hugged me before he left. I pray it was a hug from the next president of the United States.
For you who live in California, please vote, for whomever your conscience and your heart dictate, now and certainly on Tuesday, June 7. The world depends on it.