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The Disappeared

The children of the disappeared watch thru chain`links the tears long now gone to steel The sobs now turned symphonic in the ears of the guards who must fantasize or go insane Oh America! What we’ve become! Israel on the … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day

O sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things. His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory. The Lord has made known his victory; he has revealed his vindication in the sight … Continue reading

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String`Games

We play with strings make`up an idle game when the sun is too hot and we seek for shade to drink a lemonade The game needs no app just a handful of fingers` here & another one there throw in … Continue reading

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The Migrant

The migrant lives in the arroyo his ambition survival the world before him vast wide`open as the sky but he cannot see the border The border is always invisible if one has no identity it’s the papers make a man … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Twenty`Five

Around the camp`fire the salesman told his tale a fox met an eagle on a road each eyed a salmon in a stream the one’s gift was his strength the other’s was his stealth their’s was the contest And so … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Twenty`Four

Around the camp`fire the activist danced her tale a nymph rising from the sea like some primordial goddess capturing stars in her hands to plant in the fertile soil of her reclaimed eden Her dance embodied the incredible resistance straining … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Twenty`Two

At eventide by the fire`side the dreamer sang a song about five birds fleeing a drought by flying north over a river In the fields lay ample grain for a world of birds only the farmer feared their gain as … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Ten

Along the road came the advocate a young man passionate about the cause of justice fresh out of law`school building a business of pro bono work All that he heard he’d scribble down on his pad of legal`paper one day … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Three

Along the road came a congressman wearing gold hand`cuffs cuffed to an invisible fence I asked him Is it heavy? Black`n`white he said I’m color`blind! Shackled`men are holding the keys to prisons inside walls they’ve built for themselves these keepers … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Two

Along the road came the dreamer out`sider looking`in at in`siders looking`out confused by the sign at the city’s limits welcome home! She said to me I am a transplant in the culture`garden a beauty to touch`taste up`rooted for turnips tossed … Continue reading

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Making`Change

Those who hold all the power of the status`quo abhor change their truth is a lie Those who hate hide behind their white`sheets of advantage lest liberty be free Change is a remedy to all injustice the work of those … Continue reading

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In Detention

Who was it   put the sign     of the Cross   on his brow first a priest   then a gang     one of water   the next ink mark a man   the ink dries   … Continue reading

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