Hate is A Strong Word (Ode to the Black Man)

One man, Martin, was the reason, That a dream gave African American men, The resource of will, how the black skin tamed,  Millions of ivory sculptures, How heritages were bigger, than the Gambia. Kunta Kinte spelled on a black board, the word “Hate”, and looked at the piece Of limestone in his hand. How easy…

America, America

The acquisitions, Louisiana, Alaska, Texas and so forth, The stripes that are like the Tigers, Ferocious when hungry and no pussy cat, In international affairs. The stars, a reminder that stardust, Is what the American dream is made of. And Gettysburg was leaving behind, A darkness, as dark as the plight of Kunta Kinte. And…

Chicago

There’s a 1993 film called “Come or Go Chicago” A frivolous comedy starring a comedian Freddy Silva. I can’t help but wonder what that saying means, Chicago, the birth place of the skyscraper The throngs of Nobel Prize winners, A university that demands respect, And the place of the doomsday clock. Evidence that life comes…

The American Dream

## How that square passport picture, Is just a fleeting moment of time.   A snap of a camera, and the trophy on a passport. The freaky Hulk, the super hero in green,   What makes you colorful, colorblind, and color-petty And still you are whipped on the inside,   How you remember what you…

Einstein and Trump

Two men, who were both defined by their hair, A wacky mental spike or a loose comb-over. They both had a soft spot for Jerusalem.  One was asked to become The president of Israel, and the other Became bosom friend, to this land, Where once Jesus roamed. And still, they both will embellish history. The…

Donald Trump – An Elegy and Ode

### The real mess America is, And the great white hope as he is called, Bigger than Moby Dick, And a donkeying captain Ahab, With harpoons in his palms, chasing him, In an ocean, called the Great America, Where all sorts of bioluminescent creatures live, Divided by their faith of Moby Dick, Or the absence….

2018 – Life On Earth

The long whine of cyclones, in your nasal voice, As you wait for climate change, To come with force, using borrowed names Like El nino and La nina. And you’re just a stooge of the weather, Dancing when the sun lifts and cloud cover is scanty, While you gather your palms together, When the early…

Letter to America

Did you see the towering black man Who carried the infant with the finesse and precision, Of a surgeon’s hands? Did you see the love In his face, beaming like a lighthouse, Calling forth the lost ships, To have faith in him, his shining face, That has only, the charity of a smile, To give…

In San Diego

Here in California, anything can happen, To just about anyone and all you can do Is say jeez, and walkaway, that too, only if you want to.  Meanwhile a muscled Hollywood actor called Arnold, Who later on became governor of state, Who with his strong Austrian accent Says out loud “I’ll Be Back”. While in…

New York

I look at the statue of liberty Doming over New York. While I walk, wondering why my testicles Seem aloof of any feeling, as I walk through Mazes of perpendicular intersections, Sightseeing, learning that paths cross here More often than we ever imagine, And yet we go about our business, Cold shoulders bumping at 90…

America

Made from the Irish famine, And by Mexican imports, She lies in the hearts of the local and the foreigner, As this boundless land grows potato and corn To fill plates, which is the only mercy A migrant asks for in the first instance, And there is nothing to milk, From this new land, except…

American Dream

Present drips in to your tongue, Like a cookies and cream ice cream cone. You’re taught to believe that fate promises And yet still, will not deliver. So many Americans have dripped Their tongues to taste the supposed good times, Only to encounter the salty nothingness, What leaves behind a memento, Of how this land…