POETRY IS REVOLUTION YES IT IS YES IT IS POETRY IS REVOLUTION
POWER TOWER: A Dynamite Song
america, you crazy mother country.
your rounded television culture people
moving throu the hardedge
legal & business world.
assination a daily diet
OH ANDY WARHOL
we pray for you. for political candidates
your hardass television commercial
business world. "what's good for plastic
is good for the U.S.A."
your blindness to the evil & poverty
they'd have a revolution
& you wouldn't know
until daddy came home from work
or you turned on the color tube.
soon they'll have all your fingerprints.
steal your dreams. traded
for new cars, swimming pools
OH GHOST OF BOBBY HUTTON
don't fall for the white man's dream.
his nightmare is waking up the world
soon all the bells will be ringing
Mythology for the Peoples
Work/5, anthology of poetry and revolution is available from Artists Workshop Press
1510 Hill, Ann Arbor, Mich 48104. Send $1.00 to get your copy, don't be unarmed.
THE DROUGHT, & HOW THE RAINS CAME
there aren't any keys anywhere,
i went to the locksmith
& he said so
i went to the jewler
& he said so too.
so i went to the priest
& he said ask the politician
who said ask god
who said in a deep voice
"grow your own."
horoscope: during revolutionary
activity commerce will
the fighting has begun.
they have already attacked.
don't turn in yr. gun.
Diane Di Prima
I have just realized that the stakes are myself
I have no other
ransom money, nothing to break or barter
but my life
my spirit measured out, in bits, spread over
the roulette table, I recoup what I can
nothing else to shove under the nose of the
maitre de jue
nothing to thrust out the window, no white
this flesh all I have to offer, to make the play
this immediate head, what it comes up with,
as we slither over this board, stepping always
(we hope) between the lines