A Step To Heaven

Driving west-bound on Uintah street
to get to the Martin Luther King memorial breakfast,
I saw
a pair of sneakers
hanging from the power line —
is that the first step someone took
to get to heaven?

Anyhow, I have been lax in my blog writing because
I have been editing our Poet Laureate project
of a 44 page booklet of poems by local residents,
for our Poetry While You Wait book.

And for two weeks writing and re-writing a
“public poem” celebrating the values and legacy of MLK,
a poem for five voices to represent the
yellow brown black red and white peoples
of the planet human, and
we read it this morning at the MLK breakfast.
I feel so humbled, honored and privileged
to have been able to do that.


About Ciletti

Jim Ciletti, an award winning poet, filmmaker, and author, is the 2010-2012, Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak region, and for 41 years, poet-in-residence for the Orme School Fine Arts Festival. Jim gives many workshops on the writing and performance of poetry, and makes poetry house calls to create personal poetry events. Ciletti loves everything Italian, including cooking for family and friends, and loves to plant garlic, make homemade wine, and eating peaches and plums. "Everyday is Christmas, but you don't always get everything you ask for. Sometimes more. Poetry celebrates life."
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