may i have a word with you?

April 28, 2010

poem #18 (a 31-word prose poem)

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arizona holds no brief for mlk day or the possibly sans papiers. will mccain’s daughter—no, the other one—be among those pulled over for driving while brown? i’m reasonably suspicious.

[According to the folks at Color of Change.org: “Last week, Arizona passed a new law that makes racial profiling legal and, in effect, requires police to stop people based on their race and ethnicity.  Arizona’s new law, SB 1070, says that police must question anyone they have “reasonable suspicion” of being an undocumented immigrant. Translation: police can now stop and harass people for no other reason than that they are brown-skinned or speak Spanish.

I know it makes no sense that I use the French term for undocumented immigrants, rather than the Spanish, but I don’t know the Spanish term! (Well, that, and I love the rhyme…)  If anyone knows enough Spanish to help me, please leave a comment. :-)]

[*Update*: You can sign a petition to boycott Arizona in protest of this new law here.]

April 1, 2010

NaPoWriMo (or, April is the prolific-est month…)

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Greetings!  Thanks to Robin Reagler, I’m going to start down this garden path, but I have little hope of getting to that gorgeous rosebed of 30 poems by April 30th.  : )

Still . . .   I am celebrating a little mini-milestone of sorts, and this is my reward.  So while what goes up on this blog may be more appropriate for NaHaiWriMo (which is to signify the potentially tiny size of the drafts and fragments that will appear here), it will be my pleasure.  Won’t you join me?

I’ll be leaving each day’s draft up only until I post the next one — no permanent archive of drafty poems to float around the web!  So check back often — and do leave a word of encouragement.

Today’s poem is yet to come…

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