New life explodes
in open vents

vespers of baby bird chirps
cacophony of hunger

Spirit cloistered in crawl space
sings out to our weary souls

and we listen.

About Patti Croop

Patti Croop is an adjunct faculty member at Empire State College and a retired grant writer who helped not-for-profit organizations secure funding for community economic development projects, services for at-risk children, and open educational resources to improve writing skills. She was a founding member of the Fiscal Policy Institute, Regional Foodbank of Northeastern New York, and Hunger Action Network of New York State.  A lifelong advocate for social justice, Patti is currently exploring ways she can make a difference in expanding voter access. She is also working on her mindfulness practice and poetry, having recently completed Marc Olmstead’s course on Writing Mindfulness.

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