i will shoot…

i will shoot

ice cream and cakes
for pen to paper
myanmar protest poems
hollowed-out poet
your words are now ours

 

 

from the surface of the earth…

from the face of the earth

has israel
and
others
become
the
fourth reich
an embodiment
of
hitler’s
demonic purification
of
a nation
has
the blood
shed
become
the shield
for
atrocities
committed
with
ss precision
to
cleanse
the land
of
all those different
justified
by
hitler’s
emulation
of
the united states
seizing land
pushing
indigenous peoples out
or
massacring
women
children
and
all
who opposed
injustice
whether
they’re
fighting
or
praying
the
objective
is
the same
to
clear the land

 

 

triangle tattoos…

the hands
on
the old man’s watch
stopped
as
if
his fears
had entered
an inanimate object
he stared out
from
his apartment window
into
the darkness
memories
projected
onto
today
men
in black uniforms
herding people
into
the street
cursing each breath
they took
striking anyone
who resisted
the poor
the elderly
man or woman
it
made no difference
for
they were not seen
as
humans
but rather
the cause
of
a
sick nation
but now
he was
in
america
and
the scene
that
took place last night
must have been
a nightmare
for
this is
portland

 

mr barr…

(Edited Public Domain by Tia Dufour)

only one person’s
shown criminal sedition
he’s in the white house
so why not do your duty
and lock up the real traitor

 

coronapocalypse…

no face mask
required
presidential funeral wake
for
those citizens
taking part
in
genocide
campaign donations
required
leave your coughs
at
door
and
always drink
with
two hands
stumbling on ramps
shows
your solidarity
with
mindless obedience
to
bathroom scriptures
offering
you
salvation
when
you’re
dead and gone
as
consequence
of
listening
to
fool
on
capital hill

 

docked on the river styx…

did we
just
arrive here
or
have we been
on
this course
for
quite sometime now
few places
are
arrived
by accident
most
are
set courses
by
either
ourselves
or
those
before us
had we
not denied
what
clearly
was written
our final fate
would have been
perhaps
different
but
we
chose
to
stay
the course

 

selective…

how can you
take
the word
of
god
and
cast
it
into
a sword
of
hate
what
devilish spell
is
said
to
bloodlet
in
the name
of
god
what text
have
you read
that
no one else
has
seen
that places
a man
before
god
and
before
all others
that
god
has created
does your
flag
blind your eyes
to
truth
does the voice
of
a fool
mask out
the
wailing
of
dying children
perhaps
you
choose
to
be
blind
deaf
and
dumb
for the sum
of
thirty pieces
of
silver

 

an unknown soldier…

he had been
dead
for
a couple hours
but
no one noticed
since
he often napped
in
the afternoon
in
the shade
of
the war memorial
to
vietnam vets
he claimed
that
the figures
on
the memorial
were his unit
and
the one
leading the charge
was modelled
after
him
lots of folks
would just giggle
and
say
sure man
that’s you
though
there was
a strong resemblance
anyway
he said
it’s my
right
to sleep here
so no one
was really concerned
about
his long nap
could have been up late
making the rounds
of
restaurant bins
last night
you’d be surprised
by
what they throw out
so
he may
have been feeling
like
a stuffed cat
needing
to sleep
more than usual
so
no one was concerned
until
the police
showed up in the park
along
with a contingency
of
border patrol agents
making
one of their routine
round up
the mexicans
and
vagrants
strategic operations
it was then
when
his friends
got concerned
he didn’t respond
when pushed
by
an officer
of
the law
he
just
laid there
motionless
someone
said
he got buried
in one
of those
national
cemeteries

 

freedom…

our new homes
are
six miles high
provided
by
the government
as
moral resolution
for
past injustices
racism
sexism
along
with a compendium
of
other crimes
housing transport
was
free
the new
housing
was described
as
temporary
for
some reason
we’ve
noticed
the
lack
of
vegetation here
as
well as
a problem
with
obtaining water
but
the government
says
bottled water
will be provided
as
long
as
we
need it
the government brochure
assured us
this
was our freedom
our
one chance
having
trouble breathing
right now
maybe
we can
discuss
this
later