Poetry: Tricycle Bomb –Ernest Brute

––––––––––––––Tricycle Bomb

Don’t forget to write the poem
on the tricycle bomb

Don’t forget to write the poem
on the 138 Tibetans
who have set themselves on fire since 2009
protesting
against increasingly repressive chinese policies

Don’t forget to write the poem
on the Syrian gunmen
who broke the hands of an artist as a Warning

Don’t forget to write the poem
on Detroit
where frida kahlo miscarried

Don’t forget to write the poem
on last sunday’s obituary
Designer of sneaker brand, Vans
Expert on Navajo Blankets
Translator of Italian Poetry
Creator of Synthetic Skin

Don’t forget to write the poem
on the slurred voice of Michael Jackson
captured on audio
that helped sway judge
to give doc jail

Don’t forget to write the poem
on the increase in hate crimes
against the Sikh community since 9/11

Aggressors sometimes mistaking them for Muslims

Don’t forget to write the poem
on the Correct Pronunciation of Sikh…
It’s pronounced sick!

Sick!

Ernest Brute is one-half of Izikhotane. Izikhotane is the Avant-garde in the Age of Auto-Correct. Goto http://www.facebook.com/izikhotane

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