Sunday, January 18, 2009

Some poetry

Not mine, but that of Agustín Palacios, the cat who runs the most excellent blog, i exist. aquí. contigo.:
On January 20th, Obama will be crowned new King
With an Oath and a Pledge
to steer the sinking ship, the Empire
out of the waters of economic depression
and the sucking whirlpool where once sank Rome
but this new King, is no Martin Luther.
Now is a good time to remember
James Baldwin’s words
“Who wants to integrate a burning house?”
The house slave now owns the house,
and the Lords of Money grin
even when they lose they win,
they have put a Black man in the White house,
a sad irony, symbolic revolution with symbolic gains.

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