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POEM: I cannot threaten death (an erasure poem based on MLK’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech)

I cannot threaten death (Original Text: “Beyond Vietnam” by Martin Luther King, Jr. 4 April 1967) this magnificent conscience leaves us in full accord these words call us in time of war of dreadful conflict we must move the silence … Continue reading

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Bigotry and plain language

Yesterday I posted this uncharacteristic message as my Facebook status: “Hey, all you opponents of gay marriage: F*CK YOU! (What? That’s not helpful? Oh, sorry. But, uh, f*ck you bigots anyway, OK?)” This, as you might imagined, generated quite a … Continue reading

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