Category Archives: collateral damage

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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Progress

We continue to fly around in circles and are amazed when we wind up right back where we began.     We have stayed this course for sixteen years.   Circling around and around and around live vultures.     … Continue reading

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There are rumors of peace

We get optimistic when we look to the sky but the stars shine the brightest long after they die   this planet is polluted our sun is burning hot turning blind eyes we ruin our little blue dot   where … 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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Currency

Our currency is covered with Indian killers and slave owners.   Our heroes were all Indian killers and slave owners.   Our ancestors all benefited from genocide and slavery even if they couldn’t see the blood on their hands, they … Continue reading

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