TO THE BLACK MAN CONFRONTED BY THE CRAZY (RACIST) WHITE WOMAN

Link to video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtS-8LUdmXE

She can tell by the color of

Your skin that

You are armed and dangerous:
Armed with your camera and
Dangerous in your ability to

Reveal her to the world

And you scare her
As she tries to scare you

She can’t – that catalyst is dead
The epithet weaponized with
Her vehemence and jealousy

Yes, better to be caught racist than
Wanting what you have
And what she has (so obviously) lost

Control

No longer can she lynch you
Verbally or otherwise

All the power in Jim Crow
Could not kill you
Someone should tell her
In her pitiable
Ignorance

Parading
White privilege indeed

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LOVE IN SPRING

pond in spring copy

 

Urgency is consumed

By beauty

    Nature dressing

    Slowly leafing

   Nether parts

Forcing the urgent

   Lover to work

    Peeling her petals

    For nectar

That which

   Keeps the world

   On its axis

    Even as he is still,

    Cradled

    In her arms

    Face up

   Under downy-warm skies

 He dreams

    Youth tangled in nights

    And limbs

 Images

Impossible to share

Who will understand

    In light of fear?

 Consider:

 The world is no more

    A fearful place

    Than before

 Rather:

     We have grown

    More fearful.

Still he dreams

     Fearless

Nature laughs

Slipping into something

    More comfortable

    The mornings after

                                                                                                                                                                   G. Davis-Feldman 6/1/2014