Category Archives: Aberrationist

Catharsis for the Unadorned

It was supposed to begin with a word of respect to Firewater Poetics and Gentrified Minds. Brief odes to the defunct – where I started, and the young – my latest inspiration, respectively; meant to recognize their roles in being … Continue reading

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Do Not Lean On Train Doors

All hail the men and women in blue; this is what we’re taught to do. Night after dogged night, like a cop run ragged by the banality of a an overly familiar beat, a bunnies-on-speed proliferation of television cop shows … Continue reading

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Ring the Alarm

“On strike, shut ‘em down! New York is a union town!” With a solid pair of marching shoes, raised fist at the ready, and red light sirens blaring through my house of consciousness, I joined Communication Workers of America (CWA) … Continue reading

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Bring the Fire. Let this Dragon Begin.

When the sky is an industrial patchwork of stoney grays and every living thing that previously managed to sprout between cracks in concrete just can’t do it anymore, words can be insufficient. While the salt methodically erodes mounds of dirty … Continue reading

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1968: Smith and Carlos Display the True National Anthem

He caught me at a bad moment. A flat, round object appeared in my distant periphery while I shuffled through various scraps of paper and urgently tapped my reserves of sheer will power to push through the morning’s oppressive feeling … Continue reading

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Irene and a King’s Dream

The usual suspects of mainstream media, who’ve managed to become favored among a large section of the public who think they’re getting hyperbole-free news, have got their panties all in an ass-chafing, scrotum-scraping bunch. A force of nature that’s threatening … Continue reading

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Just another day of giving a shit

I’ve previously identified myself as an individual activist. That was a mistake. I am not an individual activist. I am just someone who gives a shit. On my way to court, I saw them. In the same spot where I’ve … Continue reading

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