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Beyond the Bars: Growing Home

June 19, 2015 2781 Telegraph Oakland CA 94612 6:00-8:00 PM – FREE Beyond the Bars: Growing Home is a dramatic stage reading ¬†derived from the stories of Green Life participants who are formerly incarcerated and re-entering Bay Area communities. In … Continue reading

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gentrified

like a Palestinian boy with just a pile of rock i am helpless they are the invaders they have invaded grammie’s garden cutting down the bell tree planting sustainable drought resistant grasses that don’t take me home like the smell … Continue reading

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ghost words

when ¬†a language dies there is no funeral the grief has no words silent as a dead forest memories unclaimed like loss baggage carrying home gone now with the words to describe the new sunrise the look in a lovers … Continue reading

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linqua

separated from the words left only with the experience outside words no reason outside language the imperatives that bind me are impenetrable separating me from knowing how to heal myself I suffer without words to describe the pain that started … Continue reading

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lynching tree memoy

there are things I can never do i do not take certain things for granted no rose garden only grey tinted glasses blessed with memory too many people afraid to remember least the scars come open pus all over the … Continue reading

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Baggage

there are things i know things that came with me things older than me older than my mother and her mother things from the wind things from the ocean things sung by the dirt i remember the roll on the … Continue reading

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idenity

tempered, forged, amalgamated solid containing an internal logic no predicable ambient point not likely to melt in benign circumstance likely to reassemble in its original pattern coalesced from remnants stubborn essential parts determining a whole complete with its own center … Continue reading

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