Category Archives: tanka

“Welcome To Earth” (for Carina Marie, my niece 8/13/2019)

“Welcome To Earth” (for Carina Marie, my niece 8/13/2019) Never forget that you come from the stars, you are more precious than bars of gold stacked higher than Mars, more precious than an ocean brimming with saffron. Remember, water is … Continue reading

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Bulletproof Backpacks

Bulletproof backpacks  on sale now at Office Max because your taxes  do absolutely nothing  to keep your kids safe. Buy one  and if someone brings  a gun to your kids high school  at least they’ll look cool as they’re laying … Continue reading

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Free

When white people lose their ignorance and apathy things will change, you’ll see all of our neighbors will be free just like they’re meant to be

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Dust

You and me just must share some dust from the same star and maybe our star was related to other stars, the ones that we still see reminding us where we’re from and if we’re lucky, of where we’ll return … Continue reading

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Same Parade

The best way you can  honor our departed sons, daughters, brothers, and  sisters is to become a  war-tax resister, don’t pay to send any more  of our loved ones off to war don’t buy the bullets, the bombs, and the … Continue reading

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Roll Tide

  Alabama has  never been sweet home and there’s  Ivey poisoning the shreds of humanity  that somehow survive down there  where their version of  Jesus murders prisoners, and condemns women, keeps kids illiterate and  burns crosses when the Tide win … Continue reading

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Comfort

Sending Comfort to  Venezuelan refugees  not the millions we’ve  long been creating every- where we please. Why do we send  hospital ships there but bombs to Doctors Without  Borders everywhere as if the sun’s glare makes the  Red Crescents look … Continue reading

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