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Frida Kahlo (a poem)

Frida Kahlo In a chronicle of pain the child’s leg dwindles with polio. A streetcar crushes nerves and bones. And Frida, born of revolution recreates her life again and again. She wears flowers and embroidered silks, jewelry of sky or thorns or severed hands. She braids her long hair. Diego looms larger than life, and […]

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Climate Change Yoga

  [To hear Doctress Netuopia read her poem, click the above link.] Yoginis and Yogis time for a meditation on breath and the global carbon cycle. Get seated into easy pose—sukhasana. Sit down on your sitz bones as you straighten your spine while extending the crown your head up into the smog. Take a moment […]

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photo: headshot of Alberto Rios, smiling and seated on couch

AZ’s Poet Laureate on Border

Alberto Rios remembers the day J. F. Kennedy was shot and the two Nogales changed forever—Ed There was a time when the border between Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, was actually a fence, something that might be between backyards. To either side of the two Nogales’ flimsy barrier were miles of land, open, unencumbered, looking […]

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Black toy pistol with large red suction cup on white background

The Primer (a poem)

A good-guy gun blows bloody holes in a naughty toy’s face another kid hooked on “justifiable retaliation” learning to talk like addicted adults loading their veins with righteous rage to shoot up siblings avenging the past and bleeding graffiti on nursery walls

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Three Poems

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN     CATDANCING Executing a Nijinsky-like leap our tom Captain Jack today clears the laundry basket rim makes his imperious way out the room I am no more than envious onlooker feet forever rooted in this narrow earth   THE FALLING LIGHT This morning seeing our neighborhood tom eating (we call him […]

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Photograph of the Earth with a radiation symbol over it as a target. At the center of the radiation symbol is a stylized Earth.

Dose Me

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Dose me with your fallout from the Trinity Bomb. Dose me with your 2,000 nuclear test blasts in the Northern Hemisphere that still linger on. Dose me on land and out in sea from the barrels of nuclear wastes leaking into our water ways. Dose me with your uranium tailings blowing in […]

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