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what if
we stopped
building mansions

what if
we began
to build ourselves.

our home
in our hearts
freedom

our home
in each other
humanity

our home
in love compassion
reality

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on the outside looking in

December 6, 2007

You never look
at me.
I often look
at you.

You have
those things
I am told
bring happiness.

I have
those things
I am told
bring shame.

I look into
the restaurant –

you spend
my week’s wages
in a night

so elegant
so white

table cloths
and candles
fine wines
and waiters.

I could go on
and on,

but I have been ordered
to move along…

flags wave from golf carts

October 23, 2007

You are
trailer trash
until they need you.

Shit Hat

September 26, 2007

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“The collection is available at Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, Saks New York, and other boutiques… The piece shown here is the Olivia, it is made of hand cut feathers that are on a comb and sells for $575.”

Smells like aristocracy.

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screwing common people

May 30, 2007

common people
want peace
and harmony

those who divide us
are manipulators
and misfits
power brokers
and fist lovers

how do we cope?
drugs and tv
earning and spending

through escape
we join them

Our country was born of
contempt for privilege.

Yet today we are besmirched

for having those same
patriotic opinions.