Art has no right answer. The best we can hope for is an interesting answer. ~Seth Godin What emotion does a painting evoke? What revolution is contained in the stanza of a poem? What image is birthed in a song? What pain opened the gateway to a story? I see art not as an interesting […]
Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners. ~Edward Abbey The Latin American understanding of the Spanish word, Desaparecidos, means a person who has disappeared, presumed killed by members […]
I am still haunted When god rent the temple curtain And my father’s silence crashed into my world, Rupturing a heart still carrying his blood Silence engulfing my soul.
I wish to understand my wife The way an old couple converses, Stories revealed in the flash of eyes dark as teak, Volumes understood in the silence between kisses, Epics communicated in pursed lips, Affection shared in light caresses of fingertips More connection than newlyweds share in a Thousand whirlwind conversations More understood in silence […]
I want to feel the emotion in the Secret prayers of the bent woman with Throbbing eyelids, Dowager uncoiling rickety bones, Stretching stubborn joints Extended obstinate serpent spine until fingers Searching for the love promised by this White Jesus, White for history scorns swarthy ancestry, Obliterates contributions of the tawny woman, ebony man, Strokes White […]
I want to see through the mind of the artists Spitting ink over their hands Handprints reaching to the future proclaiming, I Am! We are!
I want to know the secret Behind the silent smiles of flowers Growing in the ravines between skyscrapers, Smiles unheard by the eyes of the Frenzied apes scurrying into the office buildings, Artificial light, Stale air, Perpetual erections piercing the pink morning light, Scratching white wounds in the blue sky, Edifices the architect designed not […]