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waking at every sound
or no sound at all
startled by silence
footprints down the hall

ghosts of real and imagined threat
wafting from rafters
crouching under floorboards
smirking from behind paintings of safe places
seeping out from fountains of fear
pent up emotion paces
exploding from mountains of weariness
years of exhaustion
my face wet
each teardrop an expression of grief
my own or someone else’s loss
engraved like a tattoo on my heart
then another, and another
just when i start to recover
yet another grieving father and mother appear

these worries are as real as my face
changing form with the mood
tangible as bills not paid
a table without food

somewhere in times to come


whether you make it
whether you don’t
your name is on my mind
whether you come back
or you stay gone
we won’t forget you
we won’t let you go alone

whether you’re here now
or you’re just a memory
i see you clear as the moon is round
whether your whisper
is just a fantasy
i’m gonna listen for you
i know what’s missing
which way have you gone

we know how the sun shines
we know how a tear blinds
we don’t know which way the road winds
but it takes us home

whether you hear me
or you’re too far beyond
i’m gonna cry your name
whether you answer
or you keep traveling on
we know you’re out there
we’ll see you somewhere in times to come

response to racism : kkk flyer

tuesday 1 april 2014

today i received the flyer below at the bottom of this page

response to racism transcript

i decided to follow instructions and dial the number, remembering to block my own number : *67 336 432 0386 . the voice on the other end was that of a racist member of the ku klux klan, spewing and inciting racial hatred

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from the front page of their website :

‘Any member or supporter who wants to Donate funds to the Loyal White Knights of the KKK to help keep it going. Send check or money order to Secretary Amanda Barker : P.O. Box 54, Pelham, N.C. 27311’

i’m inviting people to call the number and leave a message, or send mail to the above address . meanwhile, if anyone is able, it would be worthwhile to find a way to look into the finances of this group to assure that they are reporting all income!

there are other numbers to call and addresses to which a person can send comments at this pastebin location

jews are not all zionist

regardless of the genetic makeup of the people in israel : the apartheid politics of zionist warmongering israel is the enemy of all people . no different than the colonial antics of amerikkka, parcel stolen by england … our genetics matter to who we are, our ancestors and ethnic cultures feeding into our spirits … but how we choose to live is another thing : israel, as a state, is a war criminal, just like amerikkka

many israeli jews, from no matter where, and just like many u.s. jews and jews around the world, are against the zionist ideology and consider it a direct affront to judaic teachings

nobody ‘belongs’ in israel (or anywhere) if they’ve gone to enslave and terrorize the previous inhabitants



for decades i walk this meandering trail

ears and eyes open as my ship sets sail
in dangerous waters

tiptoeing, dancing, stomping through rain
sunshine, hail, sleet and snow. the strain
of raising daughters

the lines deepening, a sneer, a scowl
evidence of loss and pleasure, i howl
in unbearable pain

raise my fist against illegitimate power
raise my voice against despicable, sour
government stain

for decades i study a history only to find
truth is a mystery, my studies remind
me to patiently wait

while somebody else’s ancestors moan
those words unwritten, i proceed not alone
with my aging gait

but move assuredly forward toward peace
brought by justice, sealed with intentional release
of degrading inflection

move assuredly forward with hope
the support of my comrades to cope
with continued deception

we look through the window of knowledge
for clues to the mystery no college
can begin to surmise

we travel together as one, on a mission
defining ourselves, refusing to fish in
an ocean of lies

we’ll remember, some day, it is love
not from ‘somewhere out there’ or above
but from deep within

that knowledge will free us, that earth rumbling calm
will release us. we finally apply the balm
of knowing we’re kin