Let It Last

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in 2014, Choken Word, Fear, Featured
Let It Last

Be quiet. They don’t know. Shhhh! Let them believe a little longer. You didn’t know? They still believe in the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. It’s true. None of the kids let them know any different at school. This morning, I turned down the radio. NPR is talking about three hundred children stolen from […]

I am Average

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in 2014, Choken Word, Featured
I am Average

I am your average minority lesbian woman who loves her family. Works hard. Pulls her own weight. I’m looking for fair pay. I’m looking for immigration reform in anyway. So I can see my parents before they die. I want to marry the partner I love. I want equality in every way. Not just a […]

Losing Touch

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in 2014, Choken Word, Featured
Losing Touch

breath. focus on third eye. as i was taught, push tongue to roof of month. inhale deeply from belly. let it out. repeat. s l o w l y. body becomes like jelly. breath. mind begins to drift. thinks of sounds that move adrift. in the mix. in the home. in the mind. noise is […]

Don’t Disturb Time

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Featured, Peace, Survival
Don’t Disturb Time

Take the target off line. Move into its core. Mal-align the spine. And it will move anywhere you wish. Be it a person or a nation. Block and strike simultaneously. Take it by the wrist with sinking hips, use centripetal force, like a tornado moves ships. Remember to give time for retreat. For another opponent […]

BIG BANG

Posted by on Nov 16, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Featured, psychology, revelation
BIG BANG

I put a gun to my head each time I write you. I think about … if this was the last thing I ever did, what would it be that I could give? What words could help you live? Would it be a confessional to my ancestors? To be read at my funeral. To be […]

PREPARE

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Featured
PREPARE

If they are watching they better prepare For our history contains little mercy for our own species War is all we do well We will learn to jump space and appear into their atmosphere as our physics solves the riddle of where and how to survive If they come here they better burn everything Wipe […]

Call and Response

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Featured, Peace, psychology, Survival, Truth, WAR
Call and Response

I took centuries from you as you waited patiently knowing I would not return. Years, became months between the day, I began to prepare again, sharpening knives for distant lands, then the day came when, my letter and body returned by horseback. It seemed like that happened again, and again and then, once I came […]

The Hunt

Posted by on Dec 21, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Featured, Headline, Peace, Survival
The Hunt

Tribes holding tight to tradition. Stone aged warriors hunting boar. Bare chested women preparing for tonight’s feast. Ring nosed and ancient. Skin tight, muscled agents. Singing stories of ghosts and spirits, and the magic of the animals. All speaking unique tongues. Tribes living next to each other. Territory not marked but known. Land connected by […]

Never too close

Posted by on Dec 16, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Featured, Headline, Peace, To Save Your Kind, WAR
Never too close

Too close to it. Too close to it. Too close to it. I want to reflect on the ending of the Iraq War. What the hell did we fight it for? No weapons of mass destruction found. But we did find billions in contracts to stick around. To rebuild what we blew up. To grow […]

The NON-RESISTANT

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Featured, OccupyTogether, Peace, Survival, WAR
The NON-RESISTANT

  This declaration came about under the following circumstances: Byron King read a comment referencing Leo Tolstoy’s book The Kingdom of God is Within. He then read the first chapter which references William Lloyd Garrison who took part in a discussion on the means of suppressing war in the Society for the Establishment of Peace among Men, […]

News Droplets

Posted by on Sep 18, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Featured, New Media
News Droplets

I report. Media collides. All voices compete to be heard. From the lips of few to the ears of many. Top down or bottom up. Now all words spoken can be searched. Corporate or public. Citizens or professionals. Hyperlocal or through the wire. Houses will always be on fire. But where. Big media now needs […]

David Simon is God

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Featured, New Media
David Simon is God

Hi there, I’m David Simon. You worship me. I know. You and your wife sat on your couch and watched all five seasons of The Wire in a few weeks. I know you were addicted. I could see your tongues drooling till 2 a.m. as you realized how brilliant I am. And you know how […]

Learning to Live

Posted by on Sep 2, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Featured, water
Learning to Live

Be it a wave, a flood, a tree. We have suffered, you and me. Roofs ripped off. The wiring is bad. The pipes are busted. Nearly losing everything and glad. Been near death. Seen the other side and held my breath. Seen life flash before my eyes and came back. Life is short and sweet. […]

A Flock of Birds

Posted by on Aug 25, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Featured, OccupyTogether
A Flock of Birds

The tides are changing. A storm is swelling. In real-time. Off shore and abroad. Global revolution is real. It is now. Led by a spring of youth who feel misled Who have gotten degrees and don’t want to beg? Steeped in debt they want jobs and to be fed As the global economy teeters on […]

Season to Reason

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Featured, water
Season to Reason

I have flown these skies Viewed space with these eyes Trying to find a place to live To make my nest Flying by moonlight Seen super box stores Suburbs squared and rectangle Cities grown out of nothing A once mighty jungle tamed And re-framed I have watched my kind grow I have seen greed choke […]

The Bone is the Spirit

Posted by on Aug 14, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Featured
The Bone is the Spirit

Code, word, spirit, meaning. Social media, information, conscience. A global revolution is coming A manifesto is being written by philosophers That Karl Marx would be humbled by. This world is awake. Hegel’s world spirit no mistake. The status quo will not prevail. It will not be written on parchment. It will not be argued or […]

The Corporate Body

Posted by on Aug 12, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Featured
The Corporate Body

If a corporation was a person its body would be covered with malignant melanoma. No blood would flow into its limbs. Atrophy would soon set in. Muscles would no longer move. The brain would be remodeled with a wonderful office view. Capital would be a tumor that would take over the skull. No more room […]

America

Posted by on Jul 27, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Featured
America

I’m sorry I got laid off. I’m sorry I had to relocate. I’m sorry I had to sleep on a couch for 15 months. I’m sorry I did not take your battles seriously. I thought you would come to your senses. I thought you realized we were all struggling. I thought you would get past […]

View from Atlantis

Posted by on Jul 15, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Featured
View from Atlantis

(the final flight) to explain this from afar to put your thumb on a star and block out all light a satellite from above seeing earth clearly with all its pettiness knowing it is so small the politics we discuss the crimes and unjust the affairs we recycle continually looping continually screwing what we have […]

The Studio Within

Posted by on Jul 2, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Featured
The Studio Within

I was born a painter I would take a brush to canvas A pencil to paper And feel primordial I stared for years at blankness And created a universe One image to explain it all A series to explain my call To want to make a difference An infinite scream I realized Born into me, […]