Make America Great Again

A country so queer; distant relatives of once bearded Terrorists who caused havoc on 9/11 back in 2001, Run 7-Eleven stores in the heart of New York; Little stores filled with newspapers, cigarettes, Coffee at dawn, chewing gum, random groceries And of course, some ice cream. And while the American dream for some, Is make…

Green Card

Kerala to Las Vegas, Nevada. Lagoons, to a dessert town. The slot machines making Calamitous clanging noises, Of falling bonanzas. While a man goes through A little passage to an immigration officer, Who guards a post, while seated, Letting one man enter inside A narrow aisle, like a coin slipping inside A slot machine. 5…

An Ambulance Driver in San Francisco.

How an ambulance driver Speeds past the traffic, in the incoming Lane, no care in the world for the traffic.  The man, whose heart is giving way, His priority No 1. How the roads are now filled With the last great hope, an ambulance, Where so many, see their last ray of light Their last…

Epistemology

Messi and Maradona are superstars From two epochs.While the invisible hand sweeps Through economies, in capitalism.  While knowledge, lives on In encyclopedias, the never ending Collection of facts and numbers, Which includes Maradona, Messi And Adam Smith. “Hand of God”, I type, I get a you tube video of Maradona handling a soccer ball His…

Hate is A Strong Word (Ode to the Black Man)

One man, Martin, was the reason, That a dream gave African American men, The resource of will, how the black skin tamed,  Millions of ivory sculptures, How heritages were bigger, than the Gambia. Kunta Kinte spelled on a black board, the word “Hate”, and looked at the piece Of limestone in his hand. How easy…

America, America

The acquisitions, Louisiana, Alaska, Texas and so forth, The stripes that are like the Tigers, Ferocious when hungry and no pussy cat, In international affairs. The stars, a reminder that stardust, Is what the American dream is made of. And Gettysburg was leaving behind, A darkness, as dark as the plight of Kunta Kinte. And…

Chicago

There’s a 1993 film called “Come or Go Chicago” A frivolous comedy starring a comedian Freddy Silva. I can’t help but wonder what that saying means, Chicago, the birth place of the skyscraper The throngs of Nobel Prize winners, A university that demands respect, And the place of the doomsday clock. Evidence that life comes…