The Bone Spire I

The Bone Spire I

There is erected
a bone spire
in structure,

restructuring in near constant
iterative transformation.

A system of bone,
feeding upon human- animal marrow.

Flattening consciousness
into the empty form,
of a pure motivated
life
without end
or self-recognition.

Pure white …

The fight to end migrant child detention.

The fight to end migrant child detention.

Little Village Solidarity Network (LVSN) has been fighting to expose and dismantle a system of detention known as “shelters” for Unaccompanied Alien Children. This is a network of over 100 secretive detention facilities operated by nonprofit agencies. Hundreds of thousands …

Sea Legs

Sea Legs

Whales began in the water, but soon
developed legs to bathe warmly in the sun
inevitably, they returned to the sea not unmarked
for thousands of years breathed the blue still with hind legs trailing
What preceded their return? What …

Bloodshed, Cries the Elder God

Bloodshed, Cries the Elder God

Photo by Pilsen Resident and Artist Nathan Mansankan

The neighborhood is whispers upon whispers upon whispers. In the most congregated corners I can still hear the mourning of the dead. The tragedy enveloped me since I arrived a few years …