• Poetry

    My Country

    by Is my country in the clear?Do we speak against the fear?Are we better than the rest?Our vision truly best? Or is our historyA darker mysteryFilled with not-so-secret shamesSo many forgotten namesAnd things we’ve no wish to see? Is it better to pretendThere’s no need to extendOur thoughts and hearts and mindsKnowing that we’d find?We aren’t nearly as kindAs we want to believeAnd so we don’t conceiveThat we can still improveBecause there are mountains yet to move And more than mountains. I wrote that at almost the same time as “America Is Burning” but kept it a separate piece because it’s a separate, if related, thing. I wrote it knowing…

  • Opinion,  Poetry,  Uncategorized

    America Is Burning

    by I’m not seeing it as much on Mainstream Media as I was a week ago, but it’s still all over my social media and independent services. Protests, anger, people whose eyes are finally open to the racism all around us. Spread across the world. Eight minutes and 46 seconds. I live in Canada and we often pride ourselves on how much better we are than the States when it comes to pretty much every social issue you want to name. Better isn’t the same as good, though, and you can find plenty of news stories just in the past week to show that we have a lot of the…