In the Now
May28

In the Now

We are not the opposition We are the origin We are not the future our strength is in the eternal now Our someday will never come by waiting for it but by being it We don’t have to wait Until we can be in charge again What we are now is our message and policy We do not have to vote to be what we want There has never been a tomorrow only a series of todays Today I declare peace to every man, woman and variation thereof Today I...

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Dulce et Decorum
Jun04

Dulce et Decorum

Orlando, Virginia Tech, Newton, Columbine Madrid, Paris, Norway, London Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Turkey Pentagon, World Trade Center Israel, Palestine, Lebanon Sunni, Shiite The existence of what is called terror says that this is all a lie that going to a store a classroom, a market a wedding, that getting on a plane is a lie that expecting life as usual is a presumption in the light of some other travesty some other view some other...

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Cri de Coueur
Mar02

Cri de Coueur

Can it be over soon, the part with tears, the part where hopes stop at a border, the part where God means no? Can it be over soon, the thing where we disagree, the thing where what we believe makes who we love smaller? Can it be over soon, where the word American has a question mark instead of an exclamation point? Can it be over soon, where people tell us what to believe and who to love, where rich has no heart and poor no hope? Can...

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What to do in the dark

First of all remember that the sun is fully shining and though right now the entire planet seems to be in the way somewhere it is still brightest day only on this side of the world is it dark and on the other side and everywhere else throughout the galaxy our sunlight reaches in years of light Secondly, the sun is just an analogy for the real light inside everything So even in the darkside of what is after all a sun moon on this earth...

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Give me back my chains

​Give me back my chains so again most people go to hell, though not my people Give me back my chains where you are man enough or the class joke Give me back my chains where the russians are my enemy Give me back my chains where only white guys get to be quarterback Give me back my chains where a square meal includes a dead corner Give me back my chains where the last word is always daddy’s Give me back my chains where if you...

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A poet for president

Enough lawyers and business ​magnates in office ​more women needed more people of color and nuance And if by any chance we let a single man be a politician let it be someone confused about his gender because he simply doesn’t fit due to frequent, unmanly absorption into beautiful moments involving bluebirds, cardinals, and other birds less famous on the porch outside Holly Manon’s democratic party meeting, And let him not...

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