may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Everybody loves babies and animals
So cute/so small/so powerless
But when they are huge as elephants
rifles and shotguns speak.We want tadpoles
to become frogs,and baby turtles to breathe
yet in the water with a huge shark/fear rules
Size matters.Cute is fine when tiny as birds
yet dragons were once real,and ruled(like dinosaurs
It is never the color of skin alone that determines response-
more the power of an unfamiliar culture
We like what we are used to.We feel safe with our own.(comfort zone)(home)
We exterminated indigenous animals and people
and still steal their habitat for our own.Texas was Tejas.
We are in Mexico.Closer to borders,Spanish becomes a familiar.
Fear still divides territory,borders,languages,people
Culture unites.

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