Aug 30

Charlie, what do you remember of your, of your, your father, was he, was he around when you were growing up?  Some of the time. He died was I was —   What sort of work was he in? He was a waiter on a train, went from Kansas City to Chicago, Los Angeles, back, father, Texas, back. He sure was a well tutored guy, he spoke two/three languages. Yeah? Did he play any instruments? Nah. He was a dancer in his real young years. 

Aug 20

What we see now is nothing less than an occupation. 

Aug 19

Most certain/ I got the picture. All over Europe they got the angel Michael, who is white, with his wings, and his sword, standing over a black man that’s laying down on a pit of fire with the fire on his back, and Michael’s foot is on his head. And the black man got dragon wings, got wings too

Aug 17

Right on! Right on! … I’m not gonna lie to you like the rest of those motherfuckers. I’m not promising you a chicken in every pot. I’m not coming to you with a heavy heart. I’m not promising to make every goddamn thing perfectly clear… 

Aug 11

Dropped in the lap of Camelot Jackie all shell-shocked— Let us go into the house of the jackpot and the lucky winner. 

Aug 3

Many white people and many black people chained together in time and in space and by history, and all of them in a hurry, in a hurry to get away from each other he thought—

Jul 26

Black survival. 

Jul 23

They dream

They dream 

They dream     They dream  only 

                         They dream on we     They dream on we   they dream on we                      

                          They dream only of America      

                                                       They dream only of a miracle  

                                         They dream on, we   

They dream 

They dream

Jul 22

That line, 24A in Plato’s Apology, it’s fearless speech, unintimidated speech, that’s the cause of my unpopularity. I got some plain speech about this catastrophe of Palestinians, linked to, not just the US empire, but linked to the cowardliness of autocratic Arab countries, who are tied to big oil interests, It’s not just the pro-Israli lobby in the conservative sense, it’s the big oil dictation that allows for the Arab complacency and subservience, even as they talk about their concern with the  ….  Then we had to march again just to use the word occupation in the newspaper, then they didn’t wanna call it a wall—

Jul 18

My father was a monster. So the whole world compared to my father, is very mild. I’m a lucky man. 

Jul 16

Everybody watches as frustrated pigs look on from unmarked cars, and black militant faces mirror back their stare… Everybody watches as Jew generals assure the world….Watchin, watchin, watchin

Jul 10

…Well I want you to take this ex-cannibal’s kiss and turn it into a revolution. 

                                                         A     R e v o l u t i o n      

Jul 9

Here, in the deepening blue of our corruption, let love be at least one corruption we chose together. 

Jul 8

… My mother sang like a dream…. and the way she sang everything… people used to come to town to hear her, and, she sang all day. There was a time when people used to walk around singing, before radios, and before television, walk up and down the street you’d hear people singing, or in the back yard, or in the kitchen

Jul 6

Conjured/ She done put here little hands on the back of my head… she done been in my arms twil the break of day …