May 2018 Poetry Reading

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Wildwood Limerick

The Wildwoods are just like South Philly-

Except for the fact that they’re pretty,

But it’s the people

Who, like a steeple

Crown the foundation of a city.

at occupy

at occupy
we built
schools, libraries,
kitchens, hospitals,
we held each other
we talked
we sang
we screamed
we drank
we smoked
we danced
we fucked
we fought
we were alive
then they tore it down
and we went back to the smokescreen
they call life preoccupied

Camden, NJ

All this cures the bleedin’

Methadone Heroin Crack

40’s from Mancine’s

maybe a shot from The Victor’s Pub

in the old carcass of a RCA warehouse

where recorded music was invented

but now that’s forgotten

and so the blood trickles out

the red brick building spilling

onto the cracked curbside dreams

liquified and drained into the gutter

runnin’ under tricklin’ down PATCO stairs

where the junkies sleep in pools

of blood yes the blood of workers

the blood of Black people

the blood of Latinos

the blood of the Irish of Italians

the blood of women

or anyone who’s not a WASP

our blood pours thru the streets

cuz they wanna drown our voices

they wanna drown our children

in machines and equations

they wanna starve our children of art

they wanna rob our kids of poetry

of music of anything that makes them human

they rob us they rape us

and you know who they is

if not, then you them