Langston Hughes & Trayvon Martin

…Will all raise their hands against the kids who die,
Beating them with laws and clubs and bayonets and bullets
To frighten the people—
For the kids who die are like iron in the blood of the people—
And the old and rich don’t want the people
To taste the iron of the kids who die,
Don’t want the people to get wise to their own power… … More Langston Hughes & Trayvon Martin

written today: stop

Stop Stop in the middle of what you were saying. In the middle of what you were doing, of what you were about to do –just stop. Say, do, nothing. For once let everyone everywhere stop. Let there be just silence and intention. Stop birds, band-leaders, lovers and politicians. Undam the rivers and let everyone … More written today: stop

On kickstarter, rape guidebooks and why women are not a game

Dear Kickstarter (warning triggers) by G.L. Morrison (Notes) on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 10:24pm   Today some artists I admire pulled their CD from the crowd-source funding site Kickstarter as a form of protest against a vile project also using the site. S. Bear Bergman, the trans activist/writer had this as his status FB message: “Hey Kickstarter, … More On kickstarter, rape guidebooks and why women are not a game

Join me ON THE ROAD

I am referring, of course, to the new Kerouac movie, On The Road,  and not suggesting we grab our backpacks and hit the pavement seeking the company of strangers and other general randomness. My backpack-toting, pavement-hitting days are behind me. I still enjoy the company of strangers. So if you’d like to live vicariously through … More Join me ON THE ROAD

Happy Dr Who themed 31st birthday card

For my lover, S, on the occasion of her 31st birthday: two videos of declarations of interspecies lesbian love and three gems of fan fiction in the Jenny loves Vastra vein. Dr Who fan fiction Jenny and Madame Vastra. It’s Christmas. What does a maid get the Lizard Mistress who has everything? http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8822421/1/We-re-Going-to-Need-the-Swords Lizard woman … More Happy Dr Who themed 31st birthday card

A slice of my day and a Shelley poem about joy that isn’t

I forced myself out of the house. I went to the first Friday Art Walk to one building (the Ford Building/Division and 11th) in one block of the city which is teeming with art and poetry. I sculpted a mask-trio wall-hanging. The smell of the wet clay in my hands was so amazing, I didn’t … More A slice of my day and a Shelley poem about joy that isn’t

Grief and Poetry: I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.

I know.  But I do not approve.  And I am not resigned. –Edna St. Vincent Millay I was struck by the recent* school shooting to create an archive of occasional poems because the occasion of unfathomable collective grief is as predictable an event these days as any national holiday. I wanted to write poetry about … More Grief and Poetry: I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.