Monday, February 9, 2015

Russell Streur- A Poem


The remote control malfunctions
And before Big Data
Can conference in the network heads
The screens go blank on Marietta Street
And the lights go out on Eighth
And the anchors and the sirens
Fall mute on Fleet

And the gates of Black Beach open
And the gates of Diyarbakir open
And the gates of Tadmor open
And the gates of Shatta Prison open

And the drones stop falling from the sky
And the suicide bombs fail to explode

And Sundiata Acoli goes free
And Alexandra  Dukhanina goes
And Mumia Abu Jamal goes free

The person unknown
Returns from the wilderness
And the batteries go dead
On the powers that be.

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