Category Archives: taxes

We Can’t Forget

We are believers we’ve placed full faith in a magic that uses words to transform chaos into the norm human beings into disposable things buildings into rubble life into death (by drone) bodies into ash (and bone) cultures into terror … Continue reading

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Medicine Not Bombs

They say we are at war but if this were a war we have left our soldiers without bullets and combat boots if this were a war we have left our airmen without bombs and jet fuel if this were … Continue reading

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Connected

I wish I saw the Wallflowers at the Hartford Meadows on the twelfth of September eighteen years ago. I used to love The Wallflowers and my mom bought tickets for my 17th birthday and I waited all summer long and … Continue reading

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The Ignorant American: Professional Courtesy to the GEO Group

(Music by Toby Keith) American girls and American guys will always look the other way when black and brown folks die or when they see a baby crying in the hands of the feds left to sleep on the cold … Continue reading

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I Drove A Car Last Night

*WARNING*GRAPHIC CONTENT* (This poem is about cruelty to animals. This is sadly a true story. The police are not providing animal control services, though they get county funding to do so. There is a small understaffed & underfunded nonprofit clinic … Continue reading

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Nonviolent Resistance

They taught us that the only way  to nonviolently resist  is to compliantly persist , to exist in silence and burn candles  while they burn villages, to wave banners  while they waive human rights. DO NOT BOYCOTT  DO NOT DIVEST  … Continue reading

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Our Currency

If you try to use our currency, we’ll do our  best to help you see the error of your ways, to  see that violence only pays if you have the  biggest banks and you buy the  biggest tanks and you  … Continue reading

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Stopped

Some people are mad that New York traffic was  stopped  today do they realize  that Eric Garner isn’t alive because the police  STOPPED  HIM FROM  BREATHING…?

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God’s House

We feign sadness now as Notre Dame is engulfed in flames, “How awful, God’s house burning, all of that beauty…” Our mistake was when   we decided to lock God inside a building and destroy the real temple, to desecrate … Continue reading

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In My Dream: An Ode to Dr. King

(Maybe April 4th isn’t Martin Luther King, Jr. Day but it’s the day that in 1967 he most vocally spoke out against the war in Vietnam and the day that in 1968 he was assassinated. My poem includes the majority of his … Continue reading

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