Saturday, June 15

Upon Each Other

By Douglass DeCandia

has a way 
of making
Heavy things 
feel lighter
As if the world
did not rest
on us
But we
upon each other.

Douglass DeCandia, or Digs, is a child of the Italian and European Diaspora. His paternal side came to this country from Bari and Sicily in the 1920s. His maternal side came from Scotland, France and England much earlier. He currently resides on unceded Leni Lenape territory, in so-called New York State, where he has for the last 15 years been working at the intersections of restorative agriculture and transformative justice. He is a published poet and writer, and honored member of the Pummarola Editorial Collective.