Privilege!

Privilege! I also know privilegein a world of lightskin is best skinBUTnot light enough skin means I am still tailedby workers at Walmartand at Home Depot,regardless of the manyvisits and cash spent there.All that to sayprivilege is not onlyreserved for white...

Choosing Sides (out loud).

Choosing Sides (out loud).Mitch has packed the courts with Conservative appointees, while disregarding the pandemic. Regrettably, I do not believe Biden has the will to play hardball with the Wrong Wing of this society. Obama tried compromise. What did that get him or...

a Cancer, unnamed.

a Cancer, unnamed.You sayI hate your burninglooting and riotingin our inner cities.Let us talk moreI sayMLK talked and talkedand gave us a dreamwe all recite in part.It got us a day off.I saytalk has its time and place,but resistance to changehas festered since...

Good Friends

Good FriendsWe left Vietnam,with our friendshanging from choppers.We’re leaving Syria,with our friendshanging from trees.Smokey the Bear says,’Always leave your friends,with a loving heart’,or something like that.’Trees are our friends...

Talking out loud.

Talking out loud.Ducks say quack quack quack.Dogs say woof woof woof.We go yack yack yack.Is there a difference?Ducks and Dogs can relatewith most every mate.We study books and the lawand still can’t communicate.When ducks and dogs get cross,they duke it out to...

3 Belles

3 bellesEvening tides,a dark seascapeon a moonless night.A foot in time,one still behind,not here, not there.Eat your heart out.If no light pours through,do it again.fInitial publish 8/25/2020

a Day 1 story.

a Day 1 story.I been pulled over by copsmostly black and whiteN0. mostly white.cops are symptoms white vs. colors, symptomsblack shootings are symptomsthe Truth isColumbus was out to enrichhis personal fortune.Lincoln didn’t give a damnabout a bunch of...

Summer: 2022

Summer: 2022What’s your summergoing to be like?Oh, I’m going to stay in. I’m not so young anymore,can’t afford that COVID shot,and my Insurance won’t cover it.Well, at $800 a shot,and you need all three,not many of us can affordthat, with...

an Ordinary Day

an Ordinary Day.To white folks,aboutan Ordinary Day.They sayGeorge diedon an ordinary day.I saywe all dieon an ordinary day.The difference isyou will die in an ordinary way.George Floydis/was a black manin the U.S. of A.f

Logic

LogicYou have owned a car for several years,and it has its pluses and minuses,but generally it runs for you.Along comes a person who then says,”I have a much better car for you,and am passing a law that willmake your car illegal to own”.Some of us will...

Birds and Bells

Birds and Bells.The blue birds sing.I imagine the soundsThe door bells ring.I’m hearing are birdsand bells and other things,The blue birds sing.but my psychiatrist saysthe bells and birdsThe door bells ring.and constant ringingand singing in my headThe blue...

a Rant!

a Rant!A short while ago, I observed a discussion about Aunt Jemima, the woman on the syrup and pancake label. I found the different statements and positions about her, worth a few notes. Nature is not either/or, one or the other. Nature IS. Simple as that. IS.Action...

One Play, in 2 Acts

One Play,in 2 Acts.1.We teach your kidsour history of conquest.Many years laterthe planted seedsof shame and blamelive in your daily lives.Poverty is a state of mind delivered to all you colors.Subjugation and dominationhave ruled your defiant roosts,since we landed...

Convenient in action .

Convenient in action.When the current activities,marching talking toppling speaking writing, haverun their course,what then?Will services be based on need?Will schools be equally funded?Will banks start giving loans?Will equal pay be made law?Will policing be color...

an Interesting Time.

An interesting time in the human timeline.Covid-19 has been dealt with in a hodgepodge manner in the world, but especially so in the U.S. We may experience serious consequences on the back end. All we can do now is useappropriate PPE , keep our fingers crossed and...

a White Friend

a White friend was expressing how upset he wasby the burning and looting and random violencebeing displayed by the thugs fighting our police.He noted that calm protests and talking is best.I gave his comments consideration and then said,when has talking peace and...

a Loose Ramble

a Loose Ramble.White folks saystop blaming slaveryfor your looting and burninglocal businesses to the ground.Black folks all knowfrom day one chainedflogged branded rapedbeaten to death just because,complying with youwould build your wealthand self value as a...