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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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Family

before the war on families we were different together warm hands deep voices roses in the spring melon in the summer school clothes car vacations aunts uncles grandpas’ & grannies presents on Christmas morning Easter dinner church on new years … Continue reading

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Nambie

you know nothing of my life neither the contours or its jagged torn edges not its superfluity nor me in my sublimity the salient sweet funk radiating out of my unborn thought dressed in melanin the saving grace of the diagnosed … Continue reading

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suicide note to frantz fanon

& when i did become this pale non-reflection of myself when did i slip into the suit you brought with you discarding myself to fit inside not be left on the margin bleeding and dying like the naked savages you … Continue reading

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