Penned Resistance

Penned Resistance is poetic ink urging us to thInk about what is happening to us, to the U.S., to the world, and all that whirls around and inside us. To thInk as our true selves is to resist the forces that seek to occupy or control our thoughts . . . as an individual, a citizen, a man, a woman, a human, a Yeti.

Penned ink to thInk is a link to our primordial freedom ... our freedom to be who we truly are. Let it ring.

You Who

W.S.U. … you who

on a walk on the campus University
where you were once an innocent fresh…man
now retracing steps as an innocent alumni
you arrive fresh in the Fall no snow
but long hair and longer beard
in a season darkened with fright
it’s almost Halloween but this scene is about Might not of Right
but of who you might be
in the new ordered scheme

Alumni on a walk
Suspicious by existence and the Surveillance
is about to take
your name place and soon it seems the needling questioning
already part of a student’s curriculum
imparted as an unholy part of personal representation

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Happy Hollowscene


We the people born or brought or by circumstances
birthed in structural inequities raised in injustices
of race or place or impoverishments

wore a mask to enter a bank to cover the face
to take
part in a society to eat or meet
their needs and not to be recognized
for crimes designed by those of we the power
to divide

we find another mined field for…
we the people not now re-designed by a hive mind
are caught in a sting stung by a surging needle
with a compass spanning a global spin magnetized
by a pole star fishing for minions pointing you
out out
the door to stores restaurants games jobs
a robbery so wrong you’re wrung out squeezed to your knees
for showing your face

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Pandemic’s Rise


As we scale this pandemic’s rise
to divide
the scales of justice have a fingering tip on them
for a certain justU.S.
in condemnation and overzealous determination to disenfranchise
and discriminate
against those that choose choice

Choice once was the joist holding up a body’s right
for a woman or a man or a child
building a home for body and soul
that know they don’t want the Castled State to mandate
inner…jections of unmeasured rule
certainly not a jab made in a lab

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Forty Cattle Make a Run

herd immunity is no protection
for anti-mandate vaxxers or buffalo that once roamed
for the cattleization has become our nation
herded into lines to be shot

stampedes into the news
cows escape from Manning Beef
a slaughter house is not a home
on any range
home home … to escape forty cattle make a run
an open gate…way on Pico Rivera to get a peek
into industrial rendering
of the meek

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A Fourth Herd on Nudgement Day

We’ve seen these scenes before

we knew
there were slogans and mine games
Man-ipulations date to the way back
sex race and sacred states
remember when the Snow was White hi ho hi ho and off to work we go
behold A.I. A.I. and off to work on us they go

From a textbook “Nudge…” a behavioral science
from psyops to behavioral insight teams from Vietnam and dominoes
to higher tumbling towers for power 9/11 and the bearded skyscraper scapegoat
the WMD’s you never see

to nudge units
fudge the facts nudge the judge…meant for you to believe
behavioral econ…omics is a science you buy it
it’s a behavioral Military Industrial Medical Complex
“Get a shot and have a beer” chase the fear
the invasion home coming is here

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