common people and their love of self.


During times of revolt
Common People
Become passive aggressive
Because it’s the ego
Contending for its place.

Moments of shoulder to shoulder embrace
As claustrophobia pollutes

Common people
Study their neighbor’s ear-wax
Avoid a vibrating picket sign
Complete with a clever slogan
That promotes identity politics
In lieu of socialism.

From the safe space
That is a computer monitor
Common people shame rioters
Believing their curled toes and fingertips
Are more valuable
Than Molotov Cocktails. But gambling
On the human experience
Is like sewing a tumor onto a mole.
Flesh ought to remind itself
From where it’s reaching from-

Paradise is exclusive
But reality maintains
An Open-Door-Policy.

4 thoughts on “common people and their love of self.

  1. So you think that blowing up a food cart in the middle of Berkeley campus because Milos Yannowhateverhisname was scheduled to talk there is a good thing? That’s rebellion? No. That’s fascism, baby. That’s censorship. You let people talk, and you talk with them… you create a dialogue & you make something happen. But you don’t deny them their rights to free speech. You don’t go around destroying property. That does nothing. That helps no one. It’s not going to feed one hungry person, or dry one tear. It’s bullshit.


  2. “Article [I] (Amendment 1 – Freedom of expression and religion) 13
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    Dig it? That’s PEACEABLE assembly… A guy scheduled to speak does not deserve to have his life threatened… when people are that scared of a man’s words? Makes me want to hear what he has to say.


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