Members of the Jury—

It was a drive-by versing
A poem invasion
An act of irrepressible aesthetics
Unmitigated form and passion
Premeditated meter
Aggravated by both rhythm
And rhyme

It was a drive-by versing
A poem incursion
A wilding of fact and fantasy

By all accounts
A Declaration of Words


When my home town made it illegal for singers and performers to freely work the streets there was a protest rally. I read this poem from the old courthouse steps with bullhorn in hand.

Published in: “souls arriving” 2006


One Reply to “Members of the Jury—”

  1. From Denel Kessler, Nov 2015, “Good for you, Poet Warrior!”

    From Patty James, Nov 2015, “A wonderful trial by words!”

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