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Wednesday, August 16, 2017


by S.O.Fasrus

Detail from the Cable Street Mural, a large mural painting in the East End of London apinted by Dave Binnington Savage, Paul Butler, Ray Walker and Desmond Rochfort between 1979 and 1983 to commemorate the street battle in October 1936 against Oswald Moseley and his fascist Black Shirts’ march down Cable Street.

Why the Nazis came to Charlottesville.
And why I was wrong not to confront them.
—Siva Viadhyanathan, The New York Times, August 14, 2017

She will not watch from side walks
she will not shrug
and shop.

Speak my language
dare to care
this crusade will not be rained upon.

Scribble through the night
we wear our placards
our fashion will never weary—
and dear
we know who we are
you know who we stand for.

We are our own headlines
our own music—
we are the song you think you heard before
we are the old song with new words
we are the tune from your cradle

This is OUR parade.
OUR parade.

Our parade
is American

It's American.

SHE did not watch from side walks
SHE did not shrug

and shop.

S.O.Fasrus has verses at LUPO and is currently writing a YA novel.