Song to the Ruins of America

By Daniel de Cullá With the Glyn Ford’ eyes: “Fascist Europe–The Rise of Racism and Xenophobia” I see with horror how from an American country to another Racism and Xenophobia are cultivated in its fields Inspecting the growth of fascism and its relationship With the capitalist families’ domain As Daniel Guerin saw in his “Fascism […]

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Why We Fight for Peace And Freedom: America Unified

I hate to say it. I’m not sure I can. Perhaps an epi-pen on hand is necessary. EMT & Emergency First Responders are here so I’ll sputter this out. I apologize ahead of time. My throat tightens as my pulse races, but here goes…Damn it, I have to thank DJT. Holy F*ck Balls. Seriously, stay […]

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Existence in Metals – A History

By Glenn A. Bruce I am.  I exist and I am connected to my past and the pasts of others. There are ways to confirm this. I was born in 1952, in Miami, Florida; but according to my favorite uncle’s second wife Gerta, I was conceived in Seaside, Oregon, “In this bed,” as she pointed out […]

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Photo Album

by Aaminah Shakur Somewhere there is a photo Of my mother and father I’m told I look just exactly like her Only she was darker My mother who was Indigenous and Black On her father’s side Indigenous and Scots-Irish On her mother’s side My brother said our aunt showed it to him It is her […]

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Grim Family Tales

The women of my family have a flair for telling stories. …where people die.   I suppose my melodramatic turn for blogging is inherited. Sit with my assembled extended family of women for any period of time and you’d think you were overhearing the plot of a complicated soap opera: we love telling SAD FUCKIN’ […]

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The Creator

By Sharon Willdin The Creator strolls through his masterpiece. Observing. The wind pushes against his back, driving him forward. His brown trousers flap against his calves. Over the mountains, stars and galaxies he glides with hands knotted behind his back in a philosophical gesture. He wanders aimlessly, contemplating, absorbed in the wonderment of his creation, […]

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I Am

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Lend An Ear

By Jacqueline Cioffa Those who live on in our minds, those ones we can hear eyes closed, are the familiar bonds that can never be broken or diffused. I’m a mutt, Black Irish, German with a pinch of Italian thrown in. I know this because I have always been curious about where I came from, […]

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My Mother’s Stroke

By Grace Jasmine I woke up that morning with a delicious feeling of planning. Full of bright ideas, I walked to the coffee pot. It was Easter vacation for my daughter, so she was still fast asleep, her sweet face looking cherubic above the edge of her blanket, her small, graceful arms stretched out above […]

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Saffron

By J. Nguyen I sat down in front of him, cross-legged. The marble tile floors were cool and egg-shell white. I leaned forward to take a peek into his little black book. Compared to my ten year old stature, he looked like a giant consumed in an enormous bonfire. This man had lived half a […]

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