Bad news – I had contacted Covid during the Christmas Holidays. Good news – I was triple vaxed so I only had minor symptoms. Bad news – I have been in a mental fog ever since so no newsletters or contributions to Facebook or Twitter or Instagram. Good news – I now have put all those things in perspective; my mind is working again, and I want to revamp and recreate my newsletter. I have decided to truly make this newsletter Poetry with Purpose. I will focus on one topic every two weeks and invite all my poet friends to contribute. This first edition is focussing on the Ukraine. My friend and fellow poet Neil Garvie has graciously submitted a terrific poem to help get us started. If you wish to contribute or know any other poets who might want to get involved please contact me at lawrencejwcooper@gmail.com . Next edition will focus on revisiting reconciliation and the residential schools now that the red shirts that were hung outside have all faded.