Flood of Truth

Flood of Truth, Chesterman Beach, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
It was an open secret
Yearning for its time
To become an open truth

When time came
Truth was a flood
Which swept the world clean

And like the river Nile
After the waters recede
Fertile ground remained

A gift
Of the tide
Of reckoning

Washed Away
Chesterman Beach
British Columbia, Canada

Taken during travels, 2015

This flood of words began with the phrase “open secret” in the article As veil of silence falls, Weinstein effect keeps growing.

Yes, it is a flood of women’s voices, finally being heard, allegations finally being listened to — and acted on. A flood which hasn’t nearly crested. I hope the water continues to rise.

As the article alludes, the water has been rising since the January Women’s March the day after Trump’s inauguration. Call this swelling tide a reciprocal backlash directed at the backlash against women’s rights and dignity — an assault in itself — which was Trump’s campaign, and the ensuing actions of the Trump administration and GOP-controlled House and Senate.

Weinstein? Weinstein is just the point at which the levee broke. Long may the flood flow, until the status quo is swept away, leaving only the fertile ground on which to begin anew.