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On Judge Roy Moore

Underneath your well`paved morality lies the labyrinth of your ethics the descending staircase to character How easily the duplicitous mind plays with a simpleminded child’s soul In the shadow`land of lies lust is right when faced with popularity and a … Continue reading

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American Tribalism

We are a family of the estranged Citizens of a land deaf to our history Neighbor strangers in neighbor`hoods without cohesion Children parents parents children Gone is the era of accountability We feel free now to flaunt liberties ours but … Continue reading

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Deportee’s Lament

I was working picking your apples from high up your ladder in your vast orchard of endless trees If not picking I drove your sprayer wearing your protective suit & your gas`mask down endless rows If not spraying I pruned … Continue reading

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El Lechero

His name is Juan For the past 8 years he has been milking cows on a Skagit Valley dairy farm arrives at the barn at 5 AM leaves again at 5 PM He rents a house Juan is married His … Continue reading

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The Innocents

The children of the migrants pay for the crimes of their parents so innocently Born here they are citizens yet live in the fear their parents will be deported The shadow of that fear hides constantly in eyes darkly open … Continue reading

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Wild`Fire

Already the Land sun`scorched awaits a spark a careless match lightning strike cigarette butt a careless firework Even so the People grown brittle with conflicts in their politics kindle in piles at their limits to explode at a word Gradually … Continue reading

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Field`Workers

See them working the fields in this fierce heat White shirts over bent backs red ball`caps on their heads planting seedlings down endless rows never looking to either side At first glance they look like pelicans grubbing for grain These … Continue reading

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Government

“My heart overflows            with a goodly theme;    I address my verses to the king;           my tongue is like the pen               of a … Continue reading

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Muzzling the Ox

Everywhere the wheels turn grinding the wheat or grinding at the steel working`men work not for the share  for the wage Everywhere industry exists management wants more work for less pay owners want profits greater returns on capital Capitalists resent … Continue reading

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An Affirming Flame

Out of the chaos of these anxious days a people too long silent are discovering conscience a people too long silent are finding their voice to speak Justice A ship on the sea is more visible at night than it … Continue reading

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We the People

Where the revolutionary Where the masses singing Liberté, égalité, fraternité! in the face of the new world re`aligning itself east & west the west with all its excesses the east with all its fanatics Why should we really care so … Continue reading

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Life of Significant Soil

She lived in her yesterdays Alive only in the old memories of her youth and of her beauty of loves that left her ashore when they sailed off to war Sailors sailing off into sunsets in ships that would not … Continue reading

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