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Inequity, Violence, Grief and Trauma: The Battlefield at Home

Ain’t nobody got time to cry in a war zone; where I live — “*even the birds sing bass”. –WordSlanger, (*Reginald Lockett) Anthony Lake, the head of UNICEF, observed during an Al Jazeera interview on the impact of war on … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of March 21. A Documentary Film by Sam Stroker: A Review

“An interrogation of race, power and justice in the contemporary United States, The Ghosts of March 21 focuses on the death of 26-year-old Lovelle Mixon and the factors that led him to kill four Oakland police officers before losing his life … Continue reading

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stillborn spring

It should rain in the winter one expects the wind trees get naked in anticipation it should rain in the winter children should grow up you should shudder at your pain reflected in the mirror or your brothers eyes it … Continue reading

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King Tides and NewTown: Harbingers of the Time

Today there were King Tides in the Bay Area. I wonder about tides pulled by the moon and what makes anomalies. I wonder. I stay in conversation with the universe. There are explanations for most anomalies. As humans we often … Continue reading

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Woman (from That New Millennium Dime)

it dont mean nothing w/o a woman… …dont mean nothing… God wrapped velvet/over tempered steel &made a woman/in the image of the creator /creators of life/ godly metaphors/virgin mothers mothers of godz/or/monster makers /creators/ /deep water majick/ we need new mirrors/to see … Continue reading

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