Pages tagged with Missouri

A report on the grand jury verdict in the Mike Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. The immediate aftermath in Ferguson.
Anatomy of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the shooting of Mike Brown.
What a difference between good policing and bad policing. When the good cops replaced the bad cops, peace was restored in Ferguson, Missouri.
speaking to creativity~relative to diminished capacity~specifically sight & sound~one is afforded a unique opportunity~to see & hear perceptively what others don't~of necessity to make it a bit of one’s own~speaking to survival~relative to the above noted diminished capacities~one ...
~that way-down place where fear is born~a parasite gnawing at your bowels~places to go & things to do~behaviors to learn & practice~whether you like it or not poor boy~you tough it out with the other prisoners~but guards teachers administrators~big shots all they demand respect~in the...
~I believed in angels when I was a boy~male angels & female angels~in the flesh with wings of kindness~nice folks who did a lot of suffering on their own~none of the angels I met could save me~they were tragic & could barely save themselves~what they did is save me from myself~taught ...
~Jackie took stuff from people~Daddy accused him of being a born thief~I don’t believe any of us are a born anything~you get your ass kicked enough~go hungry suffer forget about hope~or never learn it in the first place~that’s what you are if you manage to stay alive~let somebody...
~thirty years later~I took a friend looking for ‘gone fishing’~a song by bing crosby~the man’s dad had died~he wanted to play the song at his funeral~went to have a drink at the bar~sat there with his motorcycle friends~they took us outside & made a human circle~around us & told...
~punishment for getting caught~rarely equals the value of booty~jackie never seemed to get that~I suppose the joy of the score~getting’ over on ‘em once in a while~that made it all worth it to him~like setting things on fire~just to watch ‘em burn~you got the inside information~...
~never have had much use for cops~judges badges guns & lawyer types~they throw you out~kick you when you’re down~try to get that protect & serve thing~with your wrists manacled~sittin’ in the back seat with no door handles~right is always on their side~all consideration as to who ...
ain’t got no place to go~I’m just a ten-year-old kid~wondering about stabbing myself in the bellybutton~like those Chinese ninja guys~I lie about god~I ain’t saved~poor folk don’t get saved~they get used~back stabbed~double crossed~I understand kids that kill their parents~kid...
~a twenty dollar bill~mirrored accomplice~brittle victory~pick ‘em up & lay ‘em down~running away~gimme a smoke & a double shot~give the kid a coke~walking back~I am a western man~a badass smokin’ gun~we gotta get outa here~find some money~a cannon~twenty dollar bill~learn ‘em...
~take a sneak peek~poke your eyes around the corner~ice picks & thumb screws~devil gonna getcha boy~bleeding marble eyes~c’mon be a witness~ya got trust issues man~better deal with that~what the hell’s the matter with you~sucker punch~
~is there anyone hasn’t been embarrassed by parents~made to wish they were somewhere else~someone else anyone else~things you laugh about when you grow up~talk to them about until they’re gone~then miss them every time you think about it~you realize at times they were killing them...
~I remember the poor man laughing~the fat lady singing~a blind man dancing~a one-legged woman playing violin~the kid in the tenement with the dirty eye~shot by a bb gun~pupil dripping away~good & bad~we were like that~we are like that~
~we were aware we were white trash~that being white trash was not a good thing~we weren’t insulted by being told so~it’s all we had ever heard~& so it was but we were hungry~desperate to be alive~certainly not good enough~damned sure angry soon enough~my brother & me~
~poor folks consider doing things others can’t imagine~Momma thought about selling Lily~so she might have a better future~a random chance at normality~whatever that is~my brothers & I met some colored folk~they believed they could talk to god & so did we~they encouraged me to sing~
~my maternal grandfather had a heart attack~died in the driveway~laying on the cement underneath his truck~his father stood on a chair he set on the table~tied a stout rope to the chandelier then around his throat~he pulled his pistol out of his back pocket~blew his brains out & was d...
~out there in the driveway~behind the house~we were taught to be men of a separate stripe~stroking & stripping~killing & skinning~learning the heartbeat~when to direct it to stop~to deliver sweet meat to the table~but it don’t stop damn it~damn it~it just don’t stop~
~I was Alley Oop during my eighth summer~designated so by the Queen of Sheba~we were lord & lady of the lilac tunnels of Montana~a magical realm beyond anything I had experienced in my young life~the scent of lilacs~any reference to Shirley Temple~spirit me back there~it is the best I...
~a life too full of maybes~dirt fights & wars~tv monster pretty boys~babysitter doin’ her boyfriend~butt bouncing on the door~lady with sugar tomatoes~frog legs~bloody hatchet on the floorboard~stabbed between the eyes~first time I took note of lightning~the fear/rage dynamic~it’s...
~we just have to make it through the night~sleep won’t come~safe in our cocoon~peeking through night holes~feathers on the wind~a shrewd awareness~back your ass up white boy~maybe live through the night~
~we are gypsies on the road~we are unaware of that~when the truck breaks & the chicken runs out~what we gonna do~the bad man comes~daddy puts a hatchet in my hand~tells me not to worry~just go to sleep~the hatchet’s just in case~
~the snake is a train & the snake is long~a thousand miles long~it gobbles us up~carries us like eggs in its belly~denver to saint louis~too far the monster~& a new monster appears~
With the Mayan prophecy looming, strange things are afoot on Westhampton Court...
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