All posts by Marsheila Rockwell

Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell is a Rhysling and Dwarf Stars Award-nominated poet, as well as the author of twelve SF/F/H books, dozens of poems and short stories, several articles on writing and the writing process, and a handful of comic book scripts. She is an active member of SFWA, HWA, IAMTW, and SFPA. She is also a disabled pediatric cancer and mental health awareness advocate and a reconnecting Chippewa/Métis. She lives in the Valley of the Sun with her husband, three of their five children, three rescues, and far too many books. You can find out more here:

Caged by Marsheila Rockwell

I know what it’s like to be caged

So I perform your rites of acceptable outrage
Though your anger, so loud
Accomplishes so little
Still, I send my sternly worded letters
Call and voice my grave concerns
I share fact-checked articles
And funny but pointed memes
I go to one of the facilities
And get pepper-sprayed
Peacefully protesting outside
It’s not enough, of course
How could it be, when they are holding
Children in cages?
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