for t.m.... somewhere between a requiem and a te deum

trayvon






















the only
problem
with stand
your ground
is that we
need
to get
better
at standing
ours
on proletarian
feet not
on liberal
knees
subject
to being
capped

stand your
ground
at every
site where
a sister
or brother
was murdered
by a cop
every twenty
eight hours stand

your  ground
at every
dark alley
where
a drug deal
goes foul
a back alley
abortion
turns fatal
at every
room in a
house where
someone
took someone's
or one's own
life
at every
newtown
columbine
virginia tech
schoolroom
where a
suburb turned
out to be
in the 'hood  stand

your ground
with those
of us
working
struggling
fighting
praying
singing to
get to that
place where
we don't
have to stand
our ground
because we
can now sit
together
in peace

berkeley ca  7-25-2013

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  • Well said, Gary!

    Posted by Art Perlo, 08/03/2013 1:39pm (5 years ago)

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