In light of the horrific death of seven year old Jakelin Caal Maquin, I explore the humanity struggling to remain within the remembrance of her life reflecting on a family member with the same name, descending from similar circumstances.
Poem written over three days.
I did not vote in the 2016 election.
I am not a bad person.
I am voting in tomorrow’s election.
I am not a good person.
Continue reading “Vote and Shut Up”
In lieu of Brazil’s election of Jair Bolsonaro, it brought to my attention the rise of fascism in the 21st Century-an ideology thought to have ceased to exist in a perceptively progressive world. Then, I sat in the shower (of all places) and realized that it isn’t an outside force but just the Swiss Army knife capitalism uses to clean out all the leftover resistance born out of neo-liberalism (and the true, grassroots resistance, too). This inspired the poem.
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Disclaimer: The words displayed below are in no way the direct words or perspectives of Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and Ms. Almánzar (Cardi B). It is merely an opinion piece on observation of the two mentioned subjects.
For the past two years, we have seen a culture shift that most of us have felt as unprecedented. Within the battle of the sexes, hope has taken new life. In its new form, the empowerment of those on the losing side have begun a comeback. Continue reading “Fame, Social Media and the parallels of Cardi B and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez”
There isn’t a moment now in my life where I am not reminded of the air, the December sun cutting the humidity in two as you walk through it. Or the rapid fire vernacular that bounces through your eardrum, creating compositions that correlate with the blaring salsa or trap music-a sign of the generational preferences. Young and old, female, male, gender-trancesending, flora and fauna-I see all of it in everything I do now. Continue reading “Puerto Rico Episode IV: A New Hope”
A good majority of the world dislikes Alex Jones and #Infowars. But there are those who have seen him unravel for a long time. An alternate two cents on the #SecondAmericanCivilWar, simplifying his obsession with #Trump, and seeing his words from a different perspective.
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bye for now,
In light of today’s inauguration, sitting in bed on this rainy Southern California morning. Imagining what the atmosphere of my hometown feels like as the world turns upside down. There’s nothing nobody can’t do from here on out. Nothing is impossible. Ask if you have any questions about this one. I have this and seventy four more poems on my Instagram @earlsverbatimarchive. Check them out.
Much love and light and to all who fight, praise, and just try to get to work and go home, be safe.