Tag Archives: politics

for my neighbor with the nobama sign

this is for you, with the sign my hands itch to take down but don’t.  since the revolution we are no strangers to violence, but mostly our overthrows are bloodless & with ballots, not bullets; though Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley & Kennedy argue one man’s … Continue reading

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fast talk

the flips & turns those tongues curl to shape words/hit a spin leave me reeling & dazzled– that’s why talk is cheap. it is fast & shiny & does not wear well; quickly-sewn  seams  split under pressure. rhetoric twists perception … Continue reading

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standing

we stand on bones we stand on ideas we stand on the bones of ideas grown & gone to seed buried (planted) watered with blood & harvested such bitter fruit staining our hands

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zoo nation (do not feed the animals)

***LANGUAGE WARNING*** no bad grammar, but I cuss a little in this one… politics regresses us. no grooming can kill all the parasites sucking us to anemia, but still we pick & stroke the minutiae that will bleed us empty … Continue reading

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Grass Roots

Do not discount what grows everywhere and thrives independent of whether it is poisoned or fed, pulled or not pulled it keeps coming back this underfoot awareness of voices linking in a murmuring chain voices that feed each other, tangling, twining … Continue reading

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77 cents

I want those 23 cents per dollar that some man made more than me for that precise thinking, for that same lifting, for my exact educational level and similar scrubbing–money lost for every second of my life worked I want … Continue reading

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Trapped in Leviticus

they are trapped in the thou shalt nots & forget forgiveness, quoting over & over a book wiped away by the new covenant; twisting theology to fit their own brand of rightness why are we silent, opening our mouths only … Continue reading

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