ODE TO LANGSTON


root - Posted on 01 January 2000

by Ken Moshesh

UNSEEN
ARE THE DIVERSE FACES
OF MY HOMELESS AND AT-RISK
PEOPLE
STILL CLOAKED IN INVISIBILITIES
OF
SOCIO-PSYCHOLOGICAL, COLD
WAR
DENIALS AND FEARS
PASSED DOWN THROUGH
PAEENTINGS AND NIGHTMARES
OF PAST AND POSSIBLE
DEPRESSIONS
VEILED IN PRESENT
INSECURITIES AND OBLIGATIONS
DEEMED NECESSARY TO PREVENT
THE NON-BEHOLDER FROM
BECOMING THE BEHELD.
STEEPED IN SELF-SERVING
NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES DEMOCRATIC PROCLAMATIONS
RATIONALIZING
LOFTY, POSITIVE,
FOR WHICH WE HAVE KILLED.

AND NOW, FAR TOO MANY
WHO RISKED ALL TO KILL
FOR THE CAUSE
ARE ALSO RENDERED
HOMELESSSLY MISSING IN
ACTION
BY THE UNNECESSARY
UNREGULATED GREED
OF A FEW.
BLIND ARE THE TUNNELED EYES
OF THE ABUNDANT SOLUTIONS
TO THE BEAUTIFUL HUMAN FACES OF
MY HOMELESS AND AT-RISK PEOPLE
WHO ALSO
BARELY SEE EACH OTHER
AS THE NATION STRUGGLES
TOWARD HOMELESSNESS RECOVERY

K MOSHESH 3/00

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