Saturday, August 30, 2014

Summertime Blues

Saw this sarcastic meme
been bothering me for days
implying that looting was not
the most caring response
to the pigs shooting another
unarmed child. And my dad

Says, “It just makes them look bad.”
—accent on the “them”—

and I thought, what’s wrong
with looting? Maybe your attitude
towards the word is a litmus test
for your social class.

I am all crass
and my dad, the soldier
is a traitor to his.


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Doing a spate of performances in August before I leave the States and head back to Italy. The first will be tomorrow night in Salt Lake City with the irrepressible M. E. Evans. If you're in earshot, show up!

Coming up later in the month: Inside Storytime in San Francisco (Aug. 19) and Poetry Unplugged in Sacramento, CA (Aug. 21)