55 Days of Occupy Philly: Days 34, 36, 37

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.

Wednesday Day 36
Weather 72 – 43
11:00 AM Shooting a documentary on Passyunk. On what? Filled the parking lot—vans, buses—specially outfitted vehicles—this is a big budget documentary… was gonna say, ‘Occupation’ … and it almost is.
Bench in the sun. A breather—then back to work.

Two hours of Peeps mic last night… taking a fac. night off.

Direct Action meeting—well facilitated. Asks to send reps to CoCo

Point People = bottom liners

Meeting fatigue

CoCo – if only those with proposals go—there’s no neutral balance, no one concerned with process and not their own agenda.

Where have the drummers gone? When did they abandon us?
In their absence I feel the end draw near.

Thursday Day 36
Weather 62 – 45
A good breakfast. Work an hour on the inter-Oc thing—will work the rest of the afternoon.

Major fuss at CoCo – _______ from Direct Action threw a little tantrum—hijacked the meeting & took up the whole GA—at the meeting house (rain) full moon? The inter-Occupy plans are takng shape. OWS sending a march, 20 miles a day—to D.C. Be in Philly Saturday—can meet – hope with peeps from local meetings—then set Dec 10 for an all day conference. it’s happening. This—from the notice I sent out on Oct. 4. [a shame it was such a bust—like a corporate run employee meeting, complete with Power Point.]

     November 10, 2011
            Be kind…
     … there are many wounded here
     the wars – ours
     & theirs

     here -- & past

     stalked, hounded, driven from

     beaten (body or mind)
     in fields, vacant lots 
         school yards, classrooms

     cowering by the kitchen stove…


    by teachers, parents, bosses, 
        all the bullies of the world

    body wounded 

    you think you know
    from their eyes
    think you can tell

    the way they hold their 
         bodies as alien things – or
         disguised – in penetrable

     passing through unnoticed
     the wounds – remember

     we have done these things 
     what has been done, we have done
     knowing & unknown
     to others as to ourselves

     what has been suffered – we have suffered
     what has been done – we have done

     be kind

     be kind


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