Broken English, a poem
ah-MEH- rrrrreeee – CA
……..America, he said
broken thoughts in broken English
this was circa 1957
That woman, she dreams that one.
And the Americans, they all dream.
The streets are lined with gold.
I think not …
She has no selvage, that one.
[referring again to the woman]
This was the furrier who lined his furs
[soft skins ripped from innocence]
with smooth, colorful, bright silk,
stitching the wild with the refined
in a relation strange and tortured.
© 2017, poem, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved; photo of red fox furs is copyrighted fair use
We continue with the current recommended read: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder. Left, right or center – American or not – it’s a must read.
LESSON FIFTEEN, Contribute to good causes: “Be active in organizations, political or not, that express your own view of life Pick a charity or two and set up autopay. Then you will have made a ree choice that supports civil society and helps others to do good.” Prof. Snyder, On Tyranny, Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century