Poem… u.s. president 45’s racist math

u.s. president 45’s racist math

–september 17, 2018–
columbus, ohio, usa

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

“3000 people did not die,”
tweets mr. Racist Bigot.
this monster’s hatred is so sly
entrenched in evil, he pivots.

only “6 to 18 deaths”
3000 deaths??? no way!!!
tweets 45 out of 45
not #1 out of 45
but dead last out of 45:
the devil’s friendship, he won’t betray.

how many puerto ricans make one human?
consider president 45’s racist math:
“166.6” –tweets the liar, his lie as gargantuan as lake huron
(a party enjoys his waters & jet skis on his water paths)

“when 498,000 puerto ricans have died,
only then 3000 humans have passed.” –u.s. president 45

let’s see if the Fool is as arrogant when he’s tried!


u.s. president 45’s racist math will appear in a future book of poems and stories (release date | July 2020)–



 

Poem… when we vote | poem from columbus, oh

when we vote | poem from columbus, oh

–december 13, 2017–

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

when we vote…
beliefs & thoughts come alive
communities expose their hearts
you, y’all & i are revealed

because of your 2016 vote…
i will not set foot in your quaintness
i will not spend money within your borders
i will not engage your inhospitable terrain
i will not breathe your poisonous rural air

i have no need or desire
you don’t & won’t exist to me
archie bunker, i have no interest in you no more

cities are my home
in civilization, i claim sanctuary
my peaceful existence is urban


when we vote | poem from columbus, oh will appear in a future book of poems (release date | July 2020).


 

A Filthy Storm is Brewing… and it’s not Patrick Henry’s gale

There is a filthy storm brewing in the United States these days. Unfortunately, mainstream voices fuel its destructive winds through euphemisms. What’s seen and experienced is called political incivility, political divide, a breakdown in public discourse, or the expressions of a “forgotten” demographic majority. However, these are only symptoms. This filthy storm I mention, this disease is bigotry, prejudice, racism & intolerance –with healthy portions of ethnocentrism & xenophobia. Until we call things what they are, the nation is destined to fall.

Latinas, Latinos, Hispanics, African-Americans, and other minorities patiently await “the next gale that sweeps from the north;” and like Patrick Henry will proclaim “give me liberty or give me death!”

by Luis Samuel González