Look Away

Gather, you beggars. Assemble  like pigeons, seeking morsels of kindness  on these filthy city streets. We notice but do not acknowledge.   Or apologize.    I cannot deal with all I see.    Any spare change? No answer. No chance.   I saunter by in my warm parka, well-rested, belly full  of breakfast. I know no […]

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Crime After Crime

Enraged. Voices raised in anger, solidarity, and in protest of that no person should have to face: misogyny; violence; anti-Asian hate. Vital lives, already shaped by stereotype and stigma, everyday sins of a multidimensional world in a country formed by immigration and promise. Ethnicity. Here, in a multi-cultural city. Diversity and inclusion once a dream, […]

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Propaganda Or Verse

Poets say                April showers bring May flowers So too say the liars, the preachers and prostitutes who come to express what they’ve heard, but not what they know.     Unlike poets, the doubtful and the disenchanted often cry foul as we together mourn the loss of common sense and decency. A tarnished soul with […]

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