Poetry Discussion : R.I.P. Jayne Cortez

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    Black arts leader dead at 78

    Poet-performer Jayne Cortez, 78, dies in NY

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    There It Is

    My friend
    they don't care
    if you're an individualist
    a leftist a rightist
    a shithead or a snake
    They will try to exploit you
    absorb you confine you
    disconnect you isolate you
    or kill you
    And you will disappear into your own rage
    into your own insanity
    into your own poverty
    into a word a phrase a slogan a cartoon
    and then ashes
    The ruling class will tell you that
    there is no ruling class
    as they organize their liberal supporters into
    white supremist lynch mobs
    organize their children into
    ku klux klan gangs
    organize their police into killer cops
    organize their propaganda into
    a devise to ossify us with angel dust
    pre-occupy us with western symbols in
    african hair styles
    inoculate us with hate
    institutionalize us with ignorance
    hypnotize us with a monotonous sound designed
    to make us evade reality and stomp our lives away
    And we are programmed to self destruct
    to fragment
    to get buried under covert intelligence operations of
    unintelligent committees impulsed toward death
    And there it is
    The enemies polishing their penises between
    oil wells at the pentagon
    the bulldozers leaping into demolition dances
    the old folks dying of starvation
    the informers wearing out shoes looking for crumbs
    the lifeblood of the earth almost dead in
    the greedy mouth of imperialism
    And my friend
    they don't care
    if you're an individualist
    a leftist a rightist
    a shithead or a snake
    They will spray you with
    a virus of legionnaire’s disease
    fill your nostrils with
    the swine flu of their arrogance
    stuff your body into a tampon of
    toxic shock syndrome
    try to pump all the resources of the world
    into their own veins
    and fly off into the wild blue yonder to
    pollute another planet
    And if we don't fight
    if we don't resist
    if we don't organize and unify and
    get the power to control our own lives
    Then we will wear
    the exaggerated look of captivity
    the stylized look of submission
    the bizarre look of suicide
    the dehumanized look of fear
    and the decomposed look of repression
    forever and ever and ever
    And there it is
    Nuff said, you know
     
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