2020 VISION (2023)

2020 VISION (2023)

By Kevin “Rashid” Johnson

A pandemic
brought things
to a halt,
No vaccine no cure
no clues how caught.

Closest of kin
closest friends
passing on no warnings,
Like instant nightfall
from a bright sunny morning.

Shelter

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Legalized Lynching

STRANGER FRUIT (2023)

STRANGER FRUIT (2023)

By Kevin “Rashid” Johnson

Compact spaces
Contain a stranger fruit,
Dark bodies crammed together
Like grapes with no roots.
Mass incarceration
Razor wire plantations,
Confining people
Of oppressed nations,
Chicano AmerIndian
New Afrikan Haitian.
A process of

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JOMA (2023)

Joma
Short for Jose Maria Sison,
A Union leader
When very young.
He’d later become,
One of the the greatest revolutionary
Leaders the world has known.
Founded the revolutionary party
Of the Philippines,
And the New People’s Army
To empower

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EACH ONE TEACH TWO

We need a proper assessment
What is education?
Passing the torch of things learned
To the next generation.

Which makes our elders
Priceless jewels,
Indispensable to our liberation schools.

But the young
Can’t be confined,
To what was developed
In

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