Sunday February 11, 2018
Octopus vs. Pencil
Philip A. Miletic
News coming in on the radio
and I’m boiling eggs.
I didn’t go to the march
because I had tickets to a play
where one brother shoots
the other brother dead.
No excuses for inaction.
For being afraid of the rage
in the bellies of the First People.
Third generation settler
I’m sick and sorry and grieving and
Can’t shake the guilty feelings.
Can’t shake the feeling that my
whiteness is an affront and what
am I even doing here anyway.
Social media activism feels grimy
ineffective inefficeint fucked up.
I don’t know what else to do.
Ask of myself how I am a part.
Is the act of my sharing
violence? Listen. Listen?
Listen. Listen listen listen.
I’ve got everything I need here
including the sun today.