The Hate March


So many come out 
some walking through doors
they may never have opened before

Hand in hand
Tears in tears
down the streets of America

But this is not a parade
this is a march

But this is not a handshake
this is a fist
raised to the sky

But this is not crying for joy
this is drops of anger
this is drops of pain
drops of frustration
disgust
despair

A hurricane hundreds of years in the making
willing to blow through an airborne poison
that doesn’t care about our colors

And this is not just down streets
in America
but forward into the futures
of us

Where will we go
as a country?

Forward into the past
forever chained to the cruelty
of ignorance?

Where will we go
as humans?

Will we always be
running in a race divided
parallel
never one?

Our sons and daughters

Our brothers and sisters

Our fathers and mothers

Our family

Our species

Our hate

The wrong ones are being murdered

There are no right ones to die

This is not
us against them

This is us
against it

We must move forward
as one
or
together
we will stay where we are

June 3, 2020

Day 58 of 100

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Masks And InstaPots


Half faces
half lives
half in
half out

Our eyes can see
our mouths can’t speak

Pandemic
Black
and
Blue

Orange is the new old hate
and flags of our fornicators
whip in the poison air

We stew in fear
cook in our own juices
fall into the fire on the streets
boil in an instant

Shadow casting our own existences

Virus of infection
virus of stupidity
which one will end us

Not even the Shadow knows

June 2, 2020

Day 57 of 100

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The Milk Of Human Kindness


Milk over mace
fairies in the face of phobias
pink elephants parading around prejudice
guardian angels holding back congregations
Humor
Humanity
Kindness
pour it on the bigots
the Nazis
the zealots
wear them down
and win

June 1, 2020

Day 56 of 100

Protester plays "Pink Elephants On Parade" on sousaphone behind KKK March

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