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Sue Ellen Pector
“I carry home within my self. / Mine is a nomadic tribe, / home as location is a concept / foreign and bizarre to me. / I carry home within my self.”
“Can't spare the requisite / eye contact, attention, energy. / Swallowed whole by / the deities of / experience and capitalism, / we've nary a moment / to be present with one another.”
“America zips down prayers / and buttons up wars / with battalions of / impoverished youngsters / duped into dying for dreams. ... 'Opportunity,' she sings, / hiding our dead from view.”