Say When 060320

There were so many moments

You could have stopped

If you had compassion

If you showed mercy.

 

When he stopped struggling

When he stopped asking

His (dead) mother for help

When he fell unconscious

When he stopped breathing

When he lost his pulse

But you continued

To choke his dead body

For another three minutes.

 

Was your hatred so great

That death wasn’t

Punishment enough

For being a black man?


Dear Mr. President 060220

Dear Mr. President,
Do you think by using
overwhelming force
against your own people,
you will accomplish anything?
You are not even putting
a bandage on a gunshot wound.

The anger that your people feel
cannot be contained
if they are forced back
into their homes
or prison cells.

There is no justification for people
to commit acts of violence
against innocent people.
It is wrong when committed
by an individual
or the government.

The problem is a racist system.
The problem is not a brick through a window.
You cannot solve the problem
by silencing the victims.

Racism exists
On city streets,
In quiet neighborhoods,
In public parks.

In the Inquisition there was a saying,
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
Social inequalities will not go away
unless we make them go away,
through legislation
through education
through a redistribution of wealth.

Patriots say, freedom is not free!
But neither is equality.
Neither is justice.
We need to fight for equality.
We need to fight for justice.
Not only when it is in the news,
But every moment that we breathe.

Victims have long memories.
We will remember the knee on his neck.
We will remember the plea for mercy.
We will remember the death
in a quiet neighborhood.
We will remember the call to the police.

The troops you send against us,
Will not wipe those injustices,
Or the thousand others from our memory.
Change will.

 


Covid 051420

covid persona

covid pariah

covid stigmata

covid survivor

 

Clandestine clinician

Production obstruction

 

covid denier

covid implier

covid vendetta

covid agenda

 

Discussion dysfunction

Forsaken foundations

 

covid Golgotha

covid Gomorrah

covid Hegira

covid hosanna

 

Contagion contention

Delusion, Damnation

 

covid Pandora

covid Medusa

covid Messiah

covid Valhalla

 

Attention, Attraction,

Affliction, Abstention

 

covid miasma

covid pneumonia

covid saliva

covid proxima

 

Secretion suspicion

Exertion exhaustion

  

covid bandanna

covid regalia

covid tequila

covid bologna

 

Prevention pretention

Rebellion reception

 

covid babushka

covid omega

covid dementia

covid dilemma

 

Attrition aversion

Morticians libations

 

covid enigma

covid obeah

covid fantasia

covid Eurasia

 

Reduction, Redaction

Retraction, Inaction

 

covid persona

covid pariah

covid stigmata

covid survivor

 

 

 

 

 


Article on A.F. Winter

In the Summerville Journal Scene, my local paper.

It also may be the reason why I should never give interviews!

Please click on the link below.

Article


loved love

I have someone whom I loved,

love.

 

she is not far away,

nearly.

 

I only think of happy times,

sadly.

 


dead words 02/2020

dead words on a page

 

i liked them so much better

when they were in my mind.

they danced, they jumped

they changed

as i tried to get them right.

 

They begged me to write them down,

But when I did,

They were empty, ugly, and dead,

Frozen in time and space,

In an effort to be validated.

 


afraid

 

I’m not afraid of dying

Because there’s no one in my life

I’m afraid of losing.