Category Archives: america

September Tears

Forget about Afghanistan just keep your heads in the sand, and pay no mind to Iraq and only care about white, not black   and only care about white, not brown look away as cops shoot ’em all down and as … Continue reading

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58 People

58 people have died today 58 people have gone away 58 people and now you pray for Las Vegas.   58 people have died today in Las Vegas but it’s everyday in Iraq and it’s everyday in Afghanistan don’t you … Continue reading

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American Folklore

comfortable in our living rooms, on our sofas with our coffee tables in our houses and our condos and our apartments and our dorm rooms with our beer bottles and our wine glasses and our pain pills and our anti-anxiety … Continue reading

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Destroyer of worlds

kneeling between rows with the Indian summer sun beating down the ants marched through the garden endless numbers of rank and file as far as the eye could see and a lone ant crawled on the child lost and confused … Continue reading

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Storms

Exactly twelve years ago I flew into Shreveport, Louisiana and spent the night just outside of Baton Rouge on the floor of a church surrounded by some folks who were fleeing a disaster and others who, like me, were heading right … Continue reading

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Gone

Youth                 gone friends               gone family                gone sanity                 gone religion              gone hope                   gone dreams              gone patience            gone fear                    gone anger                 gone hatred               gone towers               gone smoke               gone 16                      years gone.                It seems              as though            the only                 thing left                   is war.

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Gold

We cannot leave we cannot go back we have nowhere to go back to we’re stuck here on stolen land our native tongues cut off, cry out for home cry out for culture cry out for ancestors in languages long forgotten, … Continue reading

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