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Jun 19, 2020
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Star Spangled (what?)

It’s time to pick a side

(& the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air)

Someone said they shouldn’t have been there

(gave proof through the night, that)

Shouldn’t have been there, knee to neck

Shouldn’t have been, tear gas & flare

Shouldn’t have, knocked down head open & split

Sides picked in the havoc of spit

& fake twenty dollar bills, someone shouldn’t have been

There killed, someone who shouldn’t have been there

Stoking rage, black bible in hand upside down

(on the shore, dimly seen through the mist of the deep)

(where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes)

In dread silence

In dead silence

In dead

Someone shouldn’t have

Been there.

May 16, 2020
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Run Fast Comrade

Run fast. The old world

is behind you. Corona

knocking on the front door.

Trump lye-ing out back.

Run fast comrade, run fast.

May 12, 2020
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Strapped Up (too)

It’s come to this COVID

Bullets & bazooka guns

riding bare back in the

land of the free. Whose

back? Who’s free?

May 3, 2020
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Strapped Up

It’s come to this COVID

the beach or bust (your hold on us)

Liberty civil or not

sick of your choke hold, we’re

strapping up, bracing

for the best, expecting

the worst. Get over

(yourself) Sit your ass

down.

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. https://www.wsj.com/articles/riffs-and-relations-african-american-artists-and-the-european-modernist-tradition-review-intriguing-history-hits-a-sour-note-11584391554?shareToken=st2194824728e14eb5b2b7bbab11259a1c

Apr 16, 2020
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Shred

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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Awake

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
Oak-Land.CaleefornyeA

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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Surfacing

“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).

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