(an old one)
Last night for my dinner
I slit open a womb of squash,
scooped out the papery ivory eggs,
sliced a green-white onion body so wet and alive… 145 more words
2 weeks, 4 days ago
TED: Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we’re wrong about that? “Wrongologist” Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility. 242 more words
1 month ago
Map showing the distribution of the slave population of the southern states of the United States. Compiled from the census of 1860
I find the numbers incredible. 164 more words
THIS YEAR, PICKING BLUEBERRIES
When did we come to this?
Winter always ends, snow
melts into rivulets, into mud.
The birds return, tentative… 79 more words
1 month, 2 weeks ago
The myth of racial difference that was created to sustain American slavery persists today. Slavery did not end in 1865, it evolved.
My mother was a canyon
the green river carved
through centuries of stone.
She was a long train winding
between red-mud hills,
wild cucumber springing from her tracks. 75 more words
1 month, 3 weeks ago
BERNIE’S ALL-STAR KAZOO BAND
~July 4, 2015
Ask anyone who knows me–
I am not famous for waving the flag.
But this year, on the Fourth, 54 more words