Tagged: black

in the end, you and

in the end, you and
i are grey
areas still
believing that
we can push one
another into some
clarity that can
be categorized
.
20200616:2058
y

first thing, saturday

first thing, saturday
morning, you take
the temperature
of our nation without
fail – another
shooting, another
breach, a familiar
unrest, a polished
contempt – i am
in the other room,
hanging on until
brunch, waiting
for a bloody peace
.
20151212:1953
y

they hand them out with

they hand them out with
very little instructions
in these parts. it is
only sometimes
wallet-sized. i have
seen several distinctive
placards jerked
around as weapons
or shields – nothing
bulletin-sized,
mind you.
at the end of the
day, it is never really
a surprise –
we are wired to
form patterns, take
sides. it requires
more effort to
override the shortcut
than, say, pull
out that race card
.
20120225:1039
y

two full jujube

two full jujube
bowls
black versus
white, each stone
an old yunzi
poem to polish
.
20110428:2355
y

20080525

appropriately, on a sunday
we drew the distinction at
god’s pulpit: black preachers
can preach love, love, love all
day long, then say just one
negative thing, and america
explodes. white preachers
can preach hate on their own
twenty-four-hour station, and
nobody says a damn word.
.
20080525:0908
y