On Writing

Poem 37 – I Dare You

I Dare You Dizzybusy bebop makerproud prankstermystic mentorkind kidnapper ofPhil Woods (1956) Dizzyhis cheeks proclamationsto the power of breathbursting barrierson the trumpet’s slippery soul Dizzyhis fingers testamentsto the deliverance ofdivine demonstrations of complex syncopationtrigger happyvalve vivaciousharmonious chopsthat lick embersinto fast jiving flames Dizzyjust listen: Salt peanutsCubana Be-Cubana BopManteca Listen hard &try not to moveI dare you be moved… Continue reading Poem 37 – I Dare You

On Writing

Poem 36 – Displacement

Displacement “…displace a moment’s hate with organizedLove…”  from ‘Faces’, Poems by Maya Angelou every prejudice pausedis a lightning bolt liftedfrom a constantly trembling earth like gods we can bewith our choices to strike or be a lightelectrifying change every prejudice pausedis a displacement of hate organize your hateinto thundering pausesthen free them intothe great canyon of equality… Continue reading Poem 36 – Displacement