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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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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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Collateral Death

if you kill me and my family and friends and neighbors I won’t care if you do it with chemical weapons, or if you do it with biological weapons, or if you do it with nuclear weapons, I won’t care … Continue reading

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Amidst the Rubble: Ode to Mosul

What is a human life worth? Some would say ‘priceless’ and others might agree but there are dollar signs and balance sheets in mind all the time no matter what they tell your family. One death is terrible two are … Continue reading

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