To my (mostly) white, liberal friends

How to keep the fascists coming back:

photo: NPR
photo: NPR
Keep telling these folks that everything they have and are is because of their white, male privilege.

Actually, it is because of your privilege that they are impoverished. But go ahead, keep pretending that your economic class has nothing to do with your advantages, that’s it’s all about the accident of skin and sex.

Portland, I’m bored…

Portland, I’m bored with your terminal hipsterism, with your ageist youth culture striving for mediocrity, with your middle class intellectualism, which is about as deep as the rain puddle outside my door, with your racist cops and your timid activists who think carrying signs along the sidewalk while politely stopping for traffic is going to save us from catastrophe.

(Rude Rant #1)

The Sky Path

They say that life may have come to the Earth
on a meteor kicked up from the Martian plains
by some asteroid gone astray,

or it might be the byproduct of star factories,
churning out chiral molecules in interstellar space,
to seed far flung worlds.

If so, then where is my home?
And who among us lay rightful claim here,
if only the rocks are indigenous?

And is this why my ancestors believed
that we all return to the stars
to dance in the sky at the end of life?

 

© 2012, Duane Poncy