Tag Archives: genocide

The Geography of a Mob: A Poem

We painted Ru de la Sant├ęBy guillotine.Scheunenvietel glittered with violence. We turned the soil of Choeung Ekto plant bonesMississippi trees bore strange fruit We turned Kigali sanctuaryto Tutsi cemetery.American streets are safer than her wombs. We are the riotous, genocidal lynchers.Map lines cross and change, blood-thirsty people stay the same. We shouted–crucify himwhen it was […]

Speak, There are Those Being Led to Slaughter

Atrocious deeds should never be called by gentle names. -Hannah More Hannah More was an abolitionist, one of few voices who revealed the horrific reality of the slave trade. Her writing, along with the work of her friend William Wilberforce, helped changed social resolve finally ending the practice of slavery in England. Euphemisms are one […]