De La Rocha Speaks to Thousands in Phoenix

March 3, 2009 by Guest Blogger · 1 Comment
Filed under: Immigration, Politics 

By Dan Weiss

On Saturday February 28th, I joined thousands in Phoenix, Arizona to march against America’s most hated Sheriff, Joe Arpaio. The four mile long march was the latest step in bringing national attention to Arpaio’s blatant civil and human rights violations.

Men and women of all ages attended the event with shirts, signs, and banners expressing their outrage. Small children showed their pride, holding signs reading “We are Human” and wearing “un-sentenced” t-shirts. Police watched and listened as chant after chant blared, and fist after fist pumped. Read more

Listening to an Old Friend

August 24, 2008 by Guest Blogger · 4 Comments
Filed under: Poetry 

Last night autumn
Blew into me
The scent of late roses,
Rotting flora,
Wet-asphalt first-rain,
And the dead flesh of summer sloth.

Like the candles that burn
The inside pulp
Of tradition and
Conger Haunted images
In full moon spectacle.

This morning I awoke
To the voice of an old friend
Laughing On the porch.

Her crisp laughter,
Carrying over into damp soil,
Whispering to blown leaves
And scattering like squirrels.

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