Saturday, August 15, 2009

see you in pittsburgh in september

one quick stroke
ripping down constitutional rights
people left in shock & awe
environmental justice
young & poor & disenfranchised
welcome to our localized
national police state

of course almost all the politicians
throw up their hands
(leaving their asses uncovered so we can still boot them)
gloves hide fingerprints
cell phone records sealed
perfectly orchestrated abuse
crime and power have become

august 1968
the democrat convention
young blood & war
beaten & gassed
should have made chicago a life-long lesson
yet it seems the perpetrators
write the history
blame the powerless
build a bigger cage

see you in pittsburgh in september
bring your music
your voice an inalienable right

--- e b bortz

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