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22 September 2011 ~ 0 Comments

America: The Alien

Dear America: For your every act of violence, I will violate your unjust laws in my sleep, live beyond my dreams, love beyond your means, cherish and celebrate life, defy your arbitrary categories, forgive but never forget. After all is said and done, when you send us to the gallows, shoot us in encounters, deport […]

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01 September 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Acceptance

I’m sure no one wants to be tortured with my mediocre poetry but there is one on “Acceptance” in the latest issue of Courageous Creativity, a zine produced by a friend(?) of a friend. From the Courageous Creativity website: Through this zine we present stories of courage and creativity sourced from people like you and […]

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16 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

“That Woman Who Comes to Clean”

That woman who comes to clean What do you know about her? She’s just the woman who enters your office after hours Leaving your office nice and clean for the next business day. That woman who comes to clean Washes your urinals and toilets Dusts your tables and desks Vacuums your rugs and carpets Mops […]

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11 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Adjustments

“Do you not know how to adjust?” I often wonder why we are compelled to adjust to the structures and institutions around us rather than have them adjust to our needs. It’s hard — if not impossible — to adjust things like skin color, sexuality, gender, class, certain disabilities, and sometimes even our immigration status. […]

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07 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Pain

I was just thinking about the different ways in which we are all hurting. Some of us have chronic aches and pains, others have heart-ache, and still more of us are so numb that we cannot say where and how it hurts. And we all deal with it differently. late wednesday evening somewhere in san […]

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