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Apr 21, 2020
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Raging Riffs

James Panera’s review of the exhibition entitled “Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition” at the Phillips Collection is an interesting read if you like intellectual musings and “disses” by arm chair critics on derivative (blk) art – see comments. Sad to read (but not too surprised) that MAGA land and the white aggrieved can’t take a “high fa-lutt-en” pun.

Apr 16, 2020
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I hold anger

in hand

paper shreds

bits of this & that

get the vacuum

suck then

toss calamity

like tissues & phlegm

Apr 15, 2020
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from @ Large Al Weiwei on Alcatraz Island

Morshawn dreamed

himself awake

flowers in porcelain

toilets & tubs clogged

fair warning

something was happening

Apr 15, 2020
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Sitting Duck

Duck.Lake Merritt

float or kick

swim or sit

virus has

me stuck

Apr 13, 2020
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Flip Turn

“Flip Turn” 2006
mixed media

If it weren’t for pop-ups, run-away-ascents, I’d be diving instead of speculating fictive rhyme schemes (abababcc).

Apr 13, 2020
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“Below the Surface, Between Her Legs” 2006 mixed media

I’m re-entering Surfacing. Free diving – the extreme sport. Epic poem as metaphor. Really ready to reenter where it began. Flicking away the pretend – afraid to lose consciousness during this ascent. Rhyme scheme ottva rima (abababcc).

Apr 10, 2020
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Lake shake (down)

Daily shelter-in place break. Home-made mask on my face. A brother approaches from the corner. “Excuse me. I was just wunder-run. How can you do that?” I stooped down to pick up Wally’s poop.

Shit is shit & I know bull when I hear it.

“I’m no bum, but I was wunder-run…See, I ran out of gas down the street.”

“Sorry man, I ain’t got no cash.”

So he started conver-sating some more about compostable poop bags & wunder-run about the benefits & risks of doggie fertilizer.

Two lives. Too lies.

Apr 9, 2020
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My hands are cracking from all this hand washing. Sensitive skin. We’ve been warned. Avoid (novel corona) entry points. Cool water is better. Hot doesn’t kill shit. Aquaphor plugs the cracks. Lanolin & petroleum. Big oil be damned! (divest) Skin is jacked if I resist.

Apr 9, 2020
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Card Throw

I was hoping for the Ace.

Hold on for the hold out.

It be-es that way sometimes.

Apr 6, 2020
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Vulnerable (part two)

Off duty (Ring) (Buoy)