this one is dedicated to George W. Bush
Between midnight and twilight,
Strange sounds emanate.
Voices of cultures we don’t acknowledge.
In the darkness of prejudices
There is music we’ve yet learn to hear.
Frayed ends start with whipped lines,
Conscience in the guise of compliance.
Past is not past, it just is,
When faces remain in the shadow hungry
We learn to let the voices remain silent.
Denying infants milk is a learned behavior,
Giving a stump as aid is a learned behavior.
After all we are a learned culture
We know how to twist our backs,
Eyes looking at the television,
Fingers changing channels.