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Six Among Thousands by Lisa DeSiro

Six Among Thousands

January 21, 2017 (Boston)

Lisa DeSiro


Who:            five female, one male
                      three white, three of color
                      two of Scotch/Irish/Native American/Jewish descent
                      one of Italian/German/Irish/English descent
                      one of Jamaican/Asian descent
                      two immigrants from Bangladesh
What:           raised our voices
                      raised our spirits
                      raised our cameras
                      raised signs
                      raised money
                      raised awareness
Where:        on the subway
                      on the streets
                      on the Common
                      on Facebook
                      on Instagram
                      on Twitter
When:          days before the march
                      morning of the march
                      afternoon of the march
                      evening of the march
                      night of the march
                      days after the march
Why:             outrage
                       fear
                       hope
                       unity
                       solidarity
                       determination
How:             by paying attention
                       by staying informed
                       by spreading the word
                       by showing up
                       by supporting each other
                       by taking action

 

 

 

 

 


Lisa DeSiro is the author of the chapbook Grief Dreams (White Knuckle Press, June 2017). She is featured in the anthology Thirty Days: The Best of the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project’s First Year, and her poems have also appeared or are forthcoming in Friends JournalThe Hampden-Sydney Poetry ReviewThe Healing MuseMezzo CamminProdigal’s ChairRattleThe Road Not TakenSalamander, and Sixfold. Along with her MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University, Lisa has degrees from Binghamton University, Boston Conservatory, and Longy School of Music. She is employed as Production & Editorial Assistant for C.P.E. Bach: The Complete Works, and she is an accomplished pianist.