Reading Torture III- I wrote this Poem, during the time of Bush, I look out the window and see the trees are red again, and these words speak to me again. We were ready then, but perhaps I was mistaken, and this is the autumn when we turn fascist.
Reading Torture III
Constructing secret hopeless spaces.
Punching, slapping, kicking
Threatening with rape
Threatening with a loaded 9mm pistol
Sodomizing with chemical light wands and broom sticks
Hanging people arms down
From the ceiling
Avoiding “the torture word”.
No blood no foul.
Images constructed to distract
Flood of rage
From cold machine
Plant seeds of winter. –
Children trained to know
Cookies disguise razor blades
Kindness masks unnatural shark lust.
Also sex is death.
Beneath rich green
These leaves are dying
Is this the autumn we turn fascist?
Waiting on the path of dying birds
Waiting for Antarctica to melt
Naomi JulianNovember 22, 2016 at 2:11 am -
We will not turn fascist Avi! We will fight and we wii all support each other and Never be Silent! I just took a walk with my German friend and asked her what was the difference between Germany then and America now. And she said; there was no opposition, people didn’t stand up for each other. You know the quote: “they came for the communists but I was not a communist so I said nothing. Then they came for the labor unionists but I wasn’t a union man so I said nothing. Then they came for the Jews but I wasn’t a Jew so I said nothing. Then they came for me but there was no one left to speak for me!”
Charlotte GalperJanuary 20, 2017 at 11:24 am -
Yes, these are scary times– not just frightening. Naomi’s comment gives me heart. We must brace ourselves to stand up– and if necessary fight — for each other as each opportunity arrives. And there will be many.