Belly Dancing on the Dashboard

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Bury my heart
Here
Because mine eyes have seen enough
Suffering
My eyes have seen enough
Of man’s inhumanity to man
But this isn’t a Robert Burns poem…
This is holy land
Where the sand is flying
Through the air
Where the sand is slip-sliding
Through the hourglass
And a long time ago
They heard a Crash
Now there’s a crack
And this sand is
Quick
Spilling out
Making me sick
To think
That we water our lawns
And they can’t get a drink
And we drink…
And we drink…
And we watch
football for the violence
As much as the score
And they can take more
Yes, they can take a lot
No, they won’t give up
No, they will not…
And they drink
And they drink
But it’s all polluted
And there’s a hole in their cup
Fill‘er up…
Fill‘er up…
Seventy dollars of gas
But it won’t last
And this won’t last
And soon enough
We’ll hear another crash
And the crack in this glass
will spread
like it did in the 80’s
to epidemic levels
disfiguring babies
depleted uranium
oh, my cranium…
oh, my cranium…
the Ukraine is weak!!!
I AM FROM THE UKRAINE!!!
And Kramer’s a racist
And Jerry drink’s coffee with comedians in cars
And I’m running out of
Friday night dive bars
Don’t drunk-drive cars
But still can’t make it past
security…
In-
-security
Check
Point
Check point
I’m a nervous-fucking-wreck
Point…
And I’m running out of my sandals
And we’re running out of sand
And they’re running out of water
But don’t our lawns look grand!!!
And…
There was a point
to all this
but I forget
and I forgot
my passport…
check
check point
check point
Chubby Checker
Psychopathic politicians
Out fishin’ in Chappaquiddick
On a mission
Impossible to tell
Right from left
Right
Left
Write
So I can pay admission
To the Bohemian club
And you must get
Bottle service
Can
I get bottle service
cans
Bottles and cans
Call collect
Cans
Message in a bottle
Glass
Bottle
Glass
Hourglass
Smash
Crack…
Snap
Crackle
Pop…
GMO cereal
And aspartame soda pop
Bottle
Glass bottle
Glass ceiling
Smash
Glass beer bottles
Glass
Looking glass
Smashed
Looking good
Looking at drunk Indian
Cleveland Indians
Cleveland rocks
Throw a rock at a tank
Throw a rock at a glass
Goliath
Holding scissors
Cutting paper copies
Of treaties and UN resolutions
In a glass
House
Glass houses
Glass
Smash
Pop
Soda POP
Pop bottle
Soda Stream flooding televisions
Scarlett Johansson
Super propaganda
Bowling for Columbus
Sailing on a Dead Sea
Scrolling through channels
Broken remote
Controlled
American dream
Homes
Built in the West
Bank rolling
Settlements
With watered green lawns
Green
Dollar bill green
Grass growing
And blood makes the green grass
Show
and tell me
Drinking water on settlement lawns is humane
Helping walls grow
Concrete walls growing
Watered with Coca Cola and Starbucks
in the West
Banksy open studio
Apartheid
art amongst olive trees
cut
trees
cut
bloodlines
cut
wrists
CUT!
Take two
Take
Two of these
Take
One love
Away
Take
The liberty to re-write history
Washing brains
Washing
Waters flowing freely through Gethsemane
Help the garden grow
Gethsemane
Kiss me on the cheek
Gethsemane
Bury my heart in
Gethsemane
I tore my ACL in a Walmart parking lot
Paved over history
Paved over Apache grave
Over
Under
On the game
In the
Prison yard
Prison bars
Looking up at the stars…
Looking glass
Scratched
Scratch my name on this wall
This
Prison wall
Apartheid wall
Mental prison
Walls
Fall
And Rome fell
Follow suite
Follow your heart
Queen of diamonds
On a Red Sea
Part
Bury me whole
I don’t have a heart
I’m a tin-man with wounded knees
And elbow grease…
Burning
Eyes
Burning villages
Burning bridges
Burning crosses on lawns
And running
Nostrils from the
Tear
Gas
Made in America
Concentration camps
Made in America
Freedom
Maid
At the white house
Seize property of
Japanese-Americans
interning at…
Google: ‘War Relocation Camps’
Read…
Concentrate…
Executive Order 9066
Concentrate…
Concentration camps
Not internment
Hitler ran death camps,
We ran
Concentrate
Concentrate…
And we
Dropped the bomb on the Japanese
Not the Nazis
Concentrate
Concentrate
Focus on the economy
Focus on the empire
Alligator tears for the holocaust
Alligator tears for war widows
We had Japan on it’s knees
But it was bombs away
Anyway
Firebombing
Firebombing
Firebombing…
Then the grand finale
To show the Rooski’s that
We ain’t gunna play nice
We TWICE raped
“virgin targets”
Blessed virgin
Marry me please?
Blessed
Trinity
Testing
Testing
One,
Two,
And on the third day he rose again…
That boy from the West Bank
Got run over by a tank
And his family cries
tear gas tears
and snots
and sweat
and fear
and blood makes the green grass grow
along a trail of tears
grow a tail
and shovel snow from the nuclear winter
make radiated snow men
yellow men
red men
Red Man Chewing Tobacco
Redskins beat the Cowboys
Rock beats scissors
And in fields of glyphosate
Kids play
Cowboys and Indians
Atlanta Braves play Cleveland Indians
Just ignore
Zionists and Palestinians
This land is your land
This land is my land
Crash landing on Plymouth Rock
Paper
Scissors
To cut off felt Mickey Mouse ears
At Disney Land
Walt Disney Land
Bombs landing on Pearl Harbor
Walt Disney land grab
Walt Disney was a Nazi
And the Warner Brothers were Jewish
And bunnies are nicer than mice anyhow
What up Doc? cure cancer
Walter White
cooking meth
Breaking Bad
Breaking waves in Ala Moana
Cooking Spam
And meth
Forget pounding Poi
And throw net fishing

Breaking bad
Breaking news,

it’s the Walking Dead
Colonized and occupied
Hula dancing zombies
Dosey doe-over dosing
Vilified
Christianized
Europeanized
“Civilized”
Hooked on English language phonics
Hooked on Spam
Hooked on meth
Cook meth
Cook Spam
Captain Cook
Cooking books…
Titles and deeds
Missionary medicine
Stealing ocean front property
to build churches
and pineapple plantations
bringing sand to Waikiki
to create a postcard
and red light districts for sailors
who put a culture on the dashboard
dance for me
exotic
hypnotic
erotic
grass skirt and a coconut bikini top
shake
shake
shaken, not stirred
Mai Tai’s and Chi Chi’s
Strum a ukulele
As the Mormon’s tell your history
Leaving out pineapple plantations
and DDT
Christianizing Pele
Pushing firewater
And ice
Keep em’ liquored up and high
Give em’ strip clubs
Meth labs
And diabetes
While genetically modifying paradise
A steady diet of
Spam
Fukushima fish
And arsenic rice
Wash it all down
With corn syrup cola
And glyphosate water
And maybe a 6-pack of GMO beer
To wash down the venison…
The deer and the pigs
eat the antibiotic test crops
and Pele’s children
are the lab rats
and the test
is how much destruction the ʻāina can take
just how much torture can Pele take
before she blows her top?
And it’s a cop out to not care
And you ain’t going anywhere
Like the chemicals in the water and soil
Spoiling this beautiful earth
Spoiling souls
Soul searching
Stuck in an open-air prison
And precision bombs
Still kill babies in Gaza
And the Twelfth Imam isn’t helping
Tear down these walls
Where’s Mr. Gorbachev?
Tear down this wall…
And in the halls of congress
AIPAC hijacks history
But American activists throw stones hypocritically
From cracked-glass iPhones
Ripped from the grip of modern-day slavery…
And this white buffalo sure is savory
We ate their soul
Gave em’ liquor and casinos
Turned cultures into mascots
And others into red dots
On video game screens
Remote controlled peace doves
Reigning down democracy
And freedom
And love
Above Afghanistan
And Pakistan
And Yemen
And…
And…
And…the Rooski’s are the bad guys
God is on our side…
And we love you
And let’s go get Vietnamese food
Tonight
Agent Orange chicken
And an Arab Spring roll
Rock
Paper
Scissors
Rock
Rolling
Rock
Cluck cluck
Chicken
But the duck hunter games
Put guns into the hands
Of Reagan babies
And Ritalin tweaked our minds
But the 80’s
Is ancient history
And now computer nerds hunt people
Not ducks
With drones
Not Nintendo’s
And we just
Must
Have the cultures we topple
Available for dinner
At Second Avenue restaurants
Eat
Their souls
Like white buffalo meat
Do you want Korean?
No, Vietnamese…
How about Thai?
No, wait…
There’s a new Hawaiian place
Will they serve Spam
And meth
With a side of invasion
And annexation
And occupation
And exploitation?
And can you taste
my breath?
Uncle Sam breathing down their necks
Every branch of the military
Still occupying these islands
But blind
We just see hula hips
And hear Elvis
Stealing another culture
While Bruddah Iz cries
From an oversized grave
Save
Coupons to buy
Over eighty-five percent of the food here is imported
And ninety percent of the energy needs
Come from overseas
Even though Pele’s perfectly capable of providing
They could feed themselves
Many times over
But, no
We stuck a dagger through Pele’s heart
And a government tit in her mouth
And took the most fertile land in the world
And this year round growing season
For inedible GMO test crops
That these chemical companies
Import Filipinos to grow
So, don’t drink the water
There’s glyphosate
But don’t bring it up
It’s a touchy subject
Because Monsanto’s the biggest
Employer on the island
And they claim
To be Ohana
Claim to care
And Uncle Sam claims
That the locals are far better off
Because, without government…
Who would build the roads?
And who would allow chemical companies
To call themselves farmers
And make Zyklon B
Look like corn
Sweet
Sweet
Corn
Stick of butter
Salt shaker
Stick a culture on the dashboard
In a grass skirt
Shake them hula hips
But not in church!
These are Christian islands!
And without government
Who would give an energy company
A monopoly
Armed robbery
Wrapping red tape
Around a permitting process
Suffocating solar
To run an undersea cable
Through a whale sanctuary
Through a barrier reef
But there are barriers
To reefer
Green harvest
Starving island farmers
But roll out a cable
To give Honolulu a drop
In the bucket
Less than five percent
Of their energy needs
From windmills on younger islands
Where they don’t want a cable
Don’t want GMO open field tests
Or Spam
Or meth
They want to be free
They want sovereignty!
Afghanistan has been occupied
For a while,
But Hawaii?
Still…
Since the days
When they came
With stacks of bibles
And rifles
And built the old sugar mills
And moved in the navy
And the infantry
And marines…
Longest military occupation in US history
Since the kingdom fell
Well,…
Besides the mainland
There? It’s been centuries.
And George Washington
Taught Ben-Gurion well
So, Palestinians still have
A whole lot more hell
To go through
Before their culture
Is left belly dancing on the dashboard
Before there are GMO test crops in Bil’in
Before they’re slinging Spam
Out of falafel carts in East Jerusalem
There’s still a lot more hell to go through
Before Gaza gets casinos
And firewater
And Ramallah
and Hebron
Get Mai Tai’s and meth labs
But I don’t know…
What’s their M.O.?
You see,
Americans slaughter ninety-five percent
And Christianize the rest
But what will the Zionists do
When they’re through?
Just how much
Have they learned from us?
Will there be casinos in Gaza?
Will they clear the rubble
to build
a Mediterranean resort community
with fancy restaurants
where you have to call ahead
to make
reservations…?
Will there be California surfer dudes
Living in VW buses
Watching a culture
Belly dancing on their dashboards
As they wash down
Spam sandwiches
With a Grande iced-latte
Served by a Palestinian woman
Forced to say
“Have a nice day”
For minimum wage
At Starbucks?
Just how much
Have they learned
From us?
Sold us
Dead Sea salt
Stolen from occupied land
Can
I get a what
What?
Has the student surpassed the teacher?
They learn quick
These new kids on the block
Kid
In the land-grab candy shop
Kid
With the golden ticket
Kid
Make your Papa proud
Kid
Learn quick
Kidding ourselves when we forget
History
Forgot history
Misuse an inhumane tragedy
To justify inhumane “policy”
And it bothers me
That we can’t see
That no one should get a pass
On their actions today
Because they scream
Anti-Semite
When people want peace
Not apartheid
For everyone
Including Palestinians
So, a whole government is off limits
Because they hijack and hide behind a religion
That by their actions
They can’t possibly believe in?
And it’s a fucking sin
Tearing down a culture
Building settlements over graves
Dividing Isaac and Ishmael
With a US taxpayer funded wall
Oh brother, where art thou?
Not just another brick
Making me sick
Brick by brick
Dismantling the Warsaw Ghetto
Brick by
Bricks through the windows
Of Synagogues long forgotten
Left burning
With books
And bodies
And memories of Dachau
Bastardized
Torn from history
Pages
Burning pages
Put out with alligator tears
For grandparents
And great-grandparents
Burn bushes
And witches
And crosses
Burning crops
And villages
And when will it end?
And who will these words offend?
Oh, great-grandma
Fleeing Vilna
Forgive me
For loving you
And all the Jews
And all the belly dancers
And hula dancers
And fire dancers too
See,
“I’m for truth,
no matter who tells it.
I’m for justice,
No matter who it’s for
Or against”
Said Brother Malcolm
And I agree
And
X marks the spot
On the map
Treasure map
Treasure
Take islands
Take
Manhattan
Take
Hawaii
Take
Turtle Island
Take
Alcatraz
I mean Gaza…
Take Lewis and Clark
Westward expansion
Take the West Bank
Expanding
Settlements
Take
Bank statements
Take
Banks taking houses
Foreclose on dream homes
Built in olive tree
Fields of dreams
I have a dream…
No,
A nightmare of pineapple plantations
And liquor soaked reservations
Pineapple
Pine Ridge
Fill the fridge
With cheap beer and diet coke
I’ll have another
Coke and a smile
It’s been a while
But Isaac and Ishmael were brothers
And Jesus was a Jew
And he was born in the West Bank
And now we have praying Indians
And praying Hawaiians
With cigarettes
And Starbucks
And meth labs
And casinos
And GMO test crops
And waves
Crash into me
Crash
Smash what’s left of the hourglass
Crash course in humanity
Because time has run out…

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