This Is Us - January 6, 2021 A boot, many boots, on a desk, on a neck, on your neck, on your desk, marching down the hall, kicking in doors, dragging dog shit across the tiles A flag, many flags, stars and stripes and bars and crosses, Reds and whites, yellow, black, scales, hand drawn signs, Don’t tread on me while I tread on you, my vote counts, money matters Smoke, Flash bombs Overstuffed backpacks, long guns and IEDs Across the mall, across the lawn, up the steps, through the windows, Selfies with the complicit, Chants and stomps, high fives and let us in, Let us in, While we keep you out Broken glass, broken fingers, broken bodies, broken promises, A dead woman in the hall, This letter from the state of Arizona appears to be regular in form, Why does the gentleman from Arizona rise? Order in this chamber, the gentleman will-- Barricades and opened doorways and Here comes the tear gas, let us in, And eventually curfews and sweeps and sirens and then sighs of I’m sorry and my heart is broken and hands wringing and this isn’t us--- This Is Us Look at the mob. Look at the monster. You are Victor and you are Prometheus. You are the forest and the fire. That is you, right there, with your boot on a neck, and that is me, and your neighbor. Look Recognize our face in the faces on the news
October 9, 2020 The northwest swell has faded, but the buoys are still showing some decent south and east swell with light winds. The only problem today was that the tide was wrong; well not wrong. How can tide be wrong? My selfish timeline wanted low tide to match my schedule, not the moon’s schedule.Continue reading “October 5-October 11, 2020”
September 30, 2020 The day before the full moon. The winds are still super light, the skies are bright and blue all day. Makaʻiwa and Anchors were amazing the past few days and I finally had time to paddle out after work today, getting out to the break around 2:30. The swell was down aContinue reading “September 28-October 4, 2020”
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