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That’s Democratic Socialism

One can slide easy

into the gig economy,

 

but there has got to be something

between being disposable

 

               Maybe that one shining moment

 

and being a machine.  We are out here,

bucking under technology

 

and corporate greed,

too many master’s degrees.  What’s left of the public

 

               doesn’t exist.

 

is hidden

in the crumbling infrastructure.  But we are peaking out

 

like solar panels,

remembering Henry Wallace

 

               The one where love wins.

 

should’ve been president.  Remembering Medgar, Malcom,

and Martin.  Eric Garner.

 

Sandra Bland.  Remembering Fred Hampton.  White s’premacy

works its way on down –

 

               But if we don’t

 

                                                                                          but we are stepping out

like pipelines, at Bernie Sanders rallies, from rural ruin to urban gentrification,

 

               try –

 

talkin’ about health care, speaking out, like Woody Guthrie

and Robert Johnson, like wind turbines,

 

in this dust bowl

called capitalism.      

 

 

 

Posted 04/17/19
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