Five Hundred Thousand

dddThe top half million most troublesome Americans
Blacklisted?
Can’t get connected jobs
Or rent in a new city
The Man likes to keep tabs on us, ruin our lives.
WE WRITE POEMS, CREATE ART, WAIT TABLES
WORK IN UNIONS, HAVE MENTAL ILLNESSES, POLITICAL INCLINATIONS
Is this so?
WE ARE DEMOCRATS & REPUBLICANS, INDEPENDENTS & DISILLUSIONED
What we are not is *Nebbishes
We are not nothing
We are not cogs in the machine
We may be ground to dust by *some machine
But we are no cogs
Not in any machine we dislike
We have our own Philosophies
We cannot be threatened or bribed into compliance
We never approve of or cooperate with blacklists
We are not rational
But no man, woman or child was ever rational
WE MAKE ART, MUSIC, WORK CONVENIENCE STORES, POLICE BEATS
We are smart, we are dumb, we are patient, we are impulsive
We are not all things to all people
We may be poor liars or adept
We want to live; We also want right in the world
But not at any cost to freedom
We are powerful and weak
The oppression of a half million
Is a certain crippling blow to the economy
Free all the prisoners. Your local pigs (or ours) are sufficient
For all deformed visions (except yours & other fascists)
The oppression of any – is a mortal wound
To the republicdraft_lens17566281module148461932photo_1298482406scared_of_being_blacklist
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Subversive things thinking up to say to your children
– Such as that Satan brings their Christmas presents
It would make an interesting cartoon

cjh

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