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But where is justice for the oppressed and the homeless?
By Terry Lowenstein / Charlotte, North Carolina
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

raptorial kangaroo courts
the walrus and the ostrich
converse on the way of man
seasonal equinox
a burden to his plan
yesterday’s migrations
lost in confetti news
as schedules are no longer
yours and mine to choose
molted are the costumes
and flightless are the days
when raptorial kangaroo courts
feign interest in the strays

hidden tents
beyond the superstore
canvas replaces walls
hidden from the cameras
and gone with morning dew

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A society that presumes a norm of violence and celebrates aggression, whether in the subway, on the football field, or in the conduct of its business, cannot help making celebrities of the people who would destroy it. —Lewis H. Lapham, American writer and editor
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