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.
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11/2/11 Day 28
Wednesday I took the day off—first full day away from Liberty Plaza. 10 poems now—Songs of Occupation.
Uneasy sleep last night. Hope a day off will help.
Have to go to the bank, withdraw money—deposit in the credit union. Go to ACME to pick up a prescription. Go to a luncheon at KWH for Alice Notley (she was WONDERFUL!).
6:00 Occupy Together meeting.
For every cruel & stupid act—a replicate breaks off, a puppet demon returns to haunt.Scold Boy—who cries out in the words of his accusers. Shame Boy—his near twin. Sexer – sees with animal eyes & merges in age with X-man Praise MonkeyWednesday November 2, 2011 Uneasy dreams... ... a call for bail arrests at Comcast -- waiting for release plastic tarps -- collapsed broken lines mattress drenched from Sunday's rain balancing paper plates of beans & rice they watch us the others the others coming home from work passing through careful – careful … not to soil their shoes
Someone stole light & sound from the Tech tent—we did it in the dark with people’s mic – a good GA.
At Robins – no time to time my reading—busy till the last minute. The hand printed broadside of my poem will be beautiful when it’s framed.
Awful… I got on the train at Walnut—realized I’d left 20 broadsides—wrapped in brown paper—on the bench. Got off, Northbound train came right away—got back less than 10 minutes passed… gone. So I realized no money from this at all—and don’t even have a copy of the broadside.
Good news—the proposal to refuse to move was tabled—a long discussion, no decision.
The reading went well.
November 3, 2011 Not only what is here – hear see … … what our senses seize tenacious in the will to know glass towers flocks of pigeons lurch & sway of traffic remembering all the springs we missed asleep the smallest flower on the forest floor its seeds entombed – in centuries wakened by a shirt of flame one among others – feathers disheveled – foot clenched in premature rigor mortis even to itself searching for food at our feet – balancing paper plates – brushing crumbs – commodities exchanged 20 yards of linen = one coat as a general rule – x Marks the spot warm wool socks are Capital blankets valuable as gold