PUBLISHED IN 2005 (“Collected poems and stories”, Cyberwit, 2005).
Some people long for Spring,
and dream of assuaging the
bitter sores of Winter’s
darkness and solitude with
woodland walks and premature
sojourns to outdoor cafes.
And some people visualize
this year’s perfect garden,
an unusually colorful
palette of vibrant flora
exploding with hopefulness
and lust for living.
Or rather plan exotic
Summer vacations, June
weddings and cozy, social
outings with friends and
loved ones on traditional
holidays in April and May.
But others, like me, spend
year-long winters cuddled up in
blankets next to the fireplace,
reading about “some people”
in novels and romance magazines —
with utmost preoccupation.
WRITTEN IN 2016.
some people might say …
some people might say that we are at war … against an unjust regime, which uses militarized police forces to actively repress minority populations (the 99%), and that police casualties are no more significant than black and gay casualties, i.e. tit for tat.
some people might say that a black uprising is 300+ years overdue, and that police casualties are a part of every historic revolution.
some people recognize that the 99% includes poor whites, latinos, native americans, muslims, asians etc., and that an eventual non-velvet revolution uprising against white supremacy is inevitable. whites comprise the ethnic group that kills most policemen right now, and that number will increase proportionately with the size and indiscretions of the police state.
some people eagerly await the chance to finally silence the kkk and the neo-nazis, as well as the pseudo-liberals who have raped black peoples with a smile for centuries.
some people say: “fucking bring it on!”
Yes, we are in the times that many of us have talked about for many years. None of this is a surprise since we have known that 2017 is to be the beginning of the turn-a-round. However, for that change of consciousness to have greatest effect there will have to be some sacrifices here on the planet. We can no longer sustain the population growth, the politics, the wasteful lifestyles, the disregard for animal and plant populations and species, pollution of air, water and soil etc. We see that animals are started to attack humans in sea and air and on land, nature is fighting back, and repressed and financially-/socially-enslaved peoples are beginning to say: “enough is enough!”
That is exactly what we need now: for people to put their feet down on the ground and say “STOP THIS SHIT!”
Many of us have long carried the burden of knowing too much, but now more and more people are waking up. The problem is that they do not think they can do anything about things, and hope that they will be off the planet by the time it really gets to be a slave planet here. Therefore, we need the young people to take the lead and fight back, to save themselves, humanity and the planet.
See my photographic documentation of #OccupyOslo HERE!