For the Planet and Humanity to Survive / can't make this up

by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner

This week our poet in residence offers a brief meditations upon where and what sorts of bombing ought to be allowed, if any, and upon the lapse of White House mouthpiece Sean Spicer's descent from manufacturing fake news into promulgating fake history....

For The Planet and Humanity 

To Survive

BOMBING
must
be
Abolished
or
Forever
restricted
to
Borscht
Belt
Chitlin’
Circuit
Sunset
Strip
theaters—

KILLING
lives
in
.
.
.

Raymond Nat Turner © 2017 All Rights Reserved

 

can’t make this up

If you needed a nosh
or just wanted to schmooze;
If you needed directions,
or  wished to swap work
Assignments;
If you had problems
with passport papers,
or profiling by the Gestapo;
If you needed a new
yellow star—or just needed
to know if
Kristallnacht was on—
The Holocaust Center
was the spot!

Raymond Nat Turner © 2017 All Rights Reserved

Raymond Nat Turner is an acclaimed poet and performance artist. 
Find much more of his work at http://upsurgejazz.com.