gang violence…

gang violence

crimes range
from
theft
to
murder
millions have died
it’s about
long-standing rivalries
common
criminal activities
designed
to
accumulate
money
and
power
unrivaled levels
of
violence
a race war
with
semi-
and
fully automatic weapons
used
for
drive-by shootings
and
residential persecution
and
in an effort
to
enhance
their reputation
they’ve
been willing 
to stage
violent attacks
against
women
and
children
this gang problem
in
the us government
has been
inflamed
by
the infiltration
of
gang members
to
the supreme court

the keys to oppression…

taught
white religion
not
religion
taught
white history
not
history
taught
white pride
not
pride
taught
white life
not
life

behind life’s walls…

could see the wall’s slats
where plaster had fallen off
and could hear strange sounds
could also feel the cold air
warning me to stay covered
to remain in this old place
not to tempt the fates
accept the dead bird in hand
like some before me
languishing in lifeless rooms
accepting death before death
mindless survival routines
sanctioned by the church
and other corporations
for the good of all
according to marketing
but what was outside the walls
now here’s the surprising part
outside the first walls
is another set of walls
actually a maze
so once you feel you are free
you find that you’re still walled in
at least with a better view

 

 

like sucking on cactus…

like sucking on cactus

to vote in texas
you must join the gop
otherwise your vote
won’t be counted but destroyed
like those mexican land deeds
by the state’s founding fathers

promyshlenniki…

a flag's silhouettes of death...

my uncertain moves
are not because of my age
it’s that i’ve been prey
and have learned to be cautious
skin hunters take on strange forms

psychological services…

psychological services

girl
have you noticed
that
white folks
who feel 
insecure
start going to counseling
as children
and
keep going
right up to
their death bed
but
some black child
who
tries to commit
suicide
is given
seven days
in
some
overcrowded
and
understaffed
county hospital
now
i know
that biblical
seven day story
so
are those folks
saying
they’re
gods

 

 

masses yearning to breathe free…

when silence becomes betrayal

dear
moscow mitch
just
a quick note
to
let you know
that
blacks
not only vote
but
are
americans
voting
legally
unlike
those
republican voters
living
in
russia
that have
overextended
your stay
in
government
furthermore
and
this will
no doubt
shock you
other
hues of pigmentation
are
also
americans
voting
legally
you needn’t thank me
for
this correspondence
it’s
a public service
you can
look
that last phrase up

ball and chain…

scavengers of young souls

the game was always
to get inside of your head
turn myths into doubts
self imposed limitations 
stronger than the chains they forged