Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Keeper (2/22/2014)

Palestine on my mind Edward Said’s words jumping off the pages speaking to me bringing me back to Bethlehem to Ramallah to Bil’in to tear gas and shit water rubber bullets and fire hate and fear and occupation and resistance … Continue reading

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Is This a Poem?

How is it that one becomes a poet? Is there a college course you can take, a degree you can get, a leather bound journal to write in? Or maybe an iMac, or a Macbook pro or whatever the fuck … Continue reading

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Chain Smoking, Still

I sat there cleaning my M4 going through the motions as I stared out at a depressing landscape from the roof of our palace chain-smoking and listening to Dave Matthews Band on a hand-me-down i-pod as my eyes are drawn … Continue reading

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Dirty Pesos

We got into the van eight, maybe ten of us as the driver sped away from the harbor and into the dusk through downtown Cartagena and over one bridge after another until the city faded faster than the daylight and … Continue reading

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Tree Hugger

“I love you” I say to the tree. Silence, at first then a rustling of leaves but, I get it… of course it’s reciprocal. Then, “Just Breathe…” says the tree, softly “and know you are loved” and I breathe… and … Continue reading

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John Steinbeck Was On To Something…

I am the flower of life I am the entire universe one grain of sand and every star in the sky. a single cell and the sixty fourth tetrahedron There’s infinity outside of me but… infinity within and it’s a … Continue reading

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call me maybe?

Do you remember the kid burning ants with a magnifying glass and melting little toy soldiers at that pool party? He’s a lawyer now. And the kid that taught us how to smoke pot from an old soda can in … Continue reading

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