55 Days of Occupy Philly: Days 28, 29, 30

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.


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 Monkey


Wednesday November 2, 2011 
    Uneasy dreams... ... a call for bail  
             arrests at Comcast -- waiting 
    for release 
         plastic tarps -- 
         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


Day 29
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


in the will to know

glass towers     flocks of pigeons
lurch & sway of traffic


all the springs we missed

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 


20 yards of linen = one coat

as a general rule – x Marks the spot
warm wool socks
are Capital


valuable as gold



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