55 Days of Occupy Philly: Days 25, 26, 27

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Sunday October 30, 2011
Day 25
Weather 50 – 34

I will be posting these for each of the 55 days of Occupy Philly on Dilworth Plaza, from October 6, 2011 to November 30, the night of our eviction.

To view all posts to date, click:  55 Days of Occupy Philly.

       Before we came here, under the columns of City Hall …
              … Lenape people –
         men watching
                     women
         settling children for the night – 
         nothing brighter

         than moonlight
         the shower of sparks from cooking 

         fires
         
         rain
         of ashes

               the earth turns – centuries
         pass
    
         with open palms – we catch them as they fall

         return – returning
         letting go
         what was never ours to hold

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10/31/11 Day 26
11:42 PM
Monday
Weather 56 – 31 Fog
first night below freezing

Zombie Capitalism! Fake blood and tatters, march, City Hall to South Street—I cut off for home at 5th & South—up Passyunk.

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Facilitated the 2:00 PM GA. Will I get Soc Sec tomorrow? Last month, deposit was made on the first—but not dated till the 3rd on bank statement (?)
So don’t know whether I’ll have money in the bank tomorrow or have to wait till Thursday

Tuesday November 1, 2011
Day 27
Weather: 59 – 42

Flocks of pigeons, starlings...
     ...over the plaza
   
     voices 	rise
     
     escape
     the many shapes

     our bodies take

     our less than perfect
     parts

     patterns

     in flight across the city square
     converge, disperse

     unite ... in fragile disarray

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