Daily Archives: December 29, 2015

Ghost Dancers by John Mackie

I am not a silent poet

smoke, magic,
trance,
the hypnotic
reiteration
of drums:
more things than in your philosophy
Horatio:
not mazed by the feet
gilded with bells
dowered in dust?
of course then
Kill –
it is
after all
your default response
to the challenges
of learning
and the title deeds
of land

The Massacre at Wounded Knee – anniversary today

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Could Be by Dominic Albanese

I am not a silent poet

really n truly
a big
either con game
or
side show
this entire set of
rules
n social order
can you not see
there are among us maybe 600 people
who could fill pick up trucks full
of cash
from interest on loans
they made to
Joe Shit the rag picker
from his 3 dollars of tax
on his 9 dollars of pay
n Willy Bob Betty n Judy,,,,,,all pay
then get old
n get a kick back just enough
to get by on…..(barely) while
supposed leaders keep up
this
either giant pile of hammered manure
called……Nation Building
or’……spreading policy ……..drilling for oil
each idea is more belligerent than the
idea before it
n one one quiet deck side morning
staring out at flowers n happy grass
ya
ask yr self
did this massive debt….bait and switch
game
called Progress
really make my day
easy….was I spiritually fed
or
did…

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