History Is Never Over

History Is Never Over

 

1.

it appears that a number of people

never grew up as responsible citizens

much less respectable human beings

never took advantage of commonplace

inheritance on historic southwest Detroit

city streets nor understood the need for change

 

poverty on the streets

in the schools

throughout our

communities

 

2.

one more human sunrise round

gold red yellow blue rainbow round

as the nest we discover ourselves

searching till logical conclusion

the ending a circular movement

                  Olin

the act of joining together opposing realities

in tune with the medicine wheel of life

round as the seasons the cycle of ceremony

 

in the Inipi sweat lodge voices

intermingle join the purification

round red glow of heated stones

        Grandmother Earth 

Fire Keeper-Keeper of the Light

transported to the Water Place

 

nearer and nearer the truth

Sun Father a mysterious Magnet

          Water the medium

            hot stone vapor

I swam that day in Texas

summertime a fortunate

underwater escape

 

3.

in the name of Quetzalcoatl

the Feathered Serpent uniting

our Spiritual Journey speaking

the language of Sky and Earth

flight of Quetzal Bird

walk of Pachamama

everything between

 

each important to the balance

translated into Pocho byways

into the fields

onto crowded streets

from the top of the Alamo

atop adobe roofing jobs

from the mouths of Taxi drivers

street vendors of cherry syrup raspa

on the crowded highway north

lured by the smiles of Michigan

steel and automobile plant workers

 

4.

in the thinned out woods of my ancestry

at the children’s city park plaza Mexico

a welcome by Mexica Coahuila drum

 

clean hands

clean minds

a silent night

at home at peace in the projects …

 

if we did not host

local indian tamale

neighborhood

community gathering

we would have nothing to un-rap

this Xmas night of terror & poverty

 

the opposite of war is compassion

 

5.

the untranslated fractal

at the end of protein – coded

messenger RNA’s

have a number of functions

under normal conditions

         the genome

 

hue redness shade

dark skin color fast

tone tint warm color glow

 

shocking spectrum

transparent shiny glaze

a loud enamel fresco shock

what is the color of your mind?

 

magnificent Underdog

Psueduato

domal region

ends at X & Y

Chromosomes

at the foot of street justice

oink! oink! oink! the solution

wild dogs off the leash lavish

 

straight out of patience

she shouted

somebody!

take down

the confederate flag!

 

6.

to compromise

is to wear a suit

that does not fit

although it is zipped with confidence

the pants pop out without provocation

at the sight of the truth standing still

unbelievable before the eyes

 

cuando todo depende con suerte

todo lo de mas no vale la pena

 

hip! hip! hippie!

cold weather fashion B-25

WWII leather jacket

1481 Spanish Inquisition

1492 colonization of the amerikas

 

Tired !

of hearing the disturbing news

Turn Off !

Tune in !

to your fav PBS

quilting Program

for the artisan in you !

peace to the world

transfer the applique

onto your fav escape

 

                                           Aztatl

                                      Dec.17, 2015

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