Wednesday, 22 of November of 2017

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Craig Oare – Shortcut (Long Way To Go)


We resisted Weyerhaeuser log exports for years. We had mass arrests in opposition of Stryker shipments that support unlawful US wars. For decades we have resisted dredging of toxic soils and strived to remove the dam. Now this year we resist naturally radioactive ceramic proppants from china for fracking america. We are Olympia!!!

Wheeling in from Priest Point
to hang with hippies gray and green
at the crosstown coffee bar,
out around the angry downtown
on the Port of Oly shortcut–
and past the slaughtered body
of another holy forest,
stacked corpses of thousands of trees
laid out along the stinking mud
like a huge fleet of beached whales.
The inner eye awakens,
the inner voice begins to sing
the endless song of mourning.
Shakespeare said the show is done
when Birnham Wood’s in Dunsinane.
Lay on Macduff, lay on Greenpeace,
lay on Earth First! Lay on!

Craig Oare

Jenny McBride – Bewildered

Pixel size simultaneously shrinks and grows
We see so much
In the so little that is left
Technology can calculate a million
Species formulae per second
But that does nothing to address
The inadequacy of all those perfect answers

Look: maybe the tinkering should have stopped
With ball bearings and spokes.
Like any addict, our society puts up a good front
How well we can we function
Not really sick
Denial as a way of waking up every morning.

It’s like this: part of my little toe
Aspires to be a scale on a horned lizard someday
But it’s not gonna happen
If the biologists at the party
Are debating the merits of helmet laws and Bruce
On the day the senate voted
To give a great arctic wilderness to the oil companies

Jenny McBride
March-April 2007 Earth First!

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