Sunday, 31 July 2011

Poetry: Going Pogue

'Going Pogue'

By James Schwartz

Uganda / Iraq / Iran / Michigan.
Man / Man / Referendum / Under ban.
The streets are red / Throats bled.
Men of God mock our dead.

Priests / Preachers / Pastors / Political.
Queers / Debacle / Death / Ridicule.
The streets are silent / Mob violent.
The church is barred / Shamans silent.

Uganda / Iraq / Iran / Michigan.
Man / Man / Under ban.
Republicans going rogue.
Preachers / Same thing / Going pogue.

James Schwartz is a poet and slam performer striving for the simplicity of Cavafy mixed with modern gay wordplay and elements. Schwartz's poetry / slam material dialogues of GLBTQ issues and affirmations of gay (night) life and love. He was born 2.19.78 and raised in the Old Order Amish community in SW MI.
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