and i will not shoot black people
nor drop bombs upon others
nor claim self-righteousness
Yet,this germ of free speech lives
sans guilt,sans guns,sans doctrines
improvising morning ballades /evening psalms
for the gods and goddesses who fail us
Mown grass,illegal weeds,police violence
We pay twice.I do not defer to violence
"A bomb is a failed conversation"
"A bullet a failed poem"
Every line of birdsong redeems us
Extending peace on our only Earth home.