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Bland Warm Beer

Bland Warmbier

Sandra Bland & Otto Warmbier are
Obverse sides of the law-&-order coin
One’s intercontinental travel went far
The other got the role of oppressed toy

Both existences are tragic stories:
Good people done in by crooked systems
Their tales of injustice tired & hoary:
They might well be Old Testament lessons

But our media will defend but one
Defending the undefendable way
Our brutal racist system deals with some
Lamenting Otto Warmbier’s sad display

So as you surf the internet notice
How racism is a given: know this!

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Text Message Mystery in 45 Haikus

Haiku Mystery

1. MMS photo/
From an unknown cell number/
Creates mystery/
#haiku

2. Today’s Daily News/
Cover with today’s murder/
Next to a woman/
#hAiku

3. Her eyes spitting hate/
Gazing over bandana/
Gagging her mouth closed/
#haiku

4. The hate masked terror/
I saw as I inspected/
Digital picture/
#haiku

5. Who had bound and gagged/
This young woman with headline/
And then sent me proof?/
#haiku

6.  Didn’t know the girl/
Must have been meant 4 someone/
Creepy wrong number/
#haiku

7. I called the police/
They gave me twelve forms to fill/
Then said “we’ll call you!”/
#haiku

8. Went back to iStore/
They said the number’s brand new/
Were no fucking help/
#haiku

9. I Texted Pytor/
An illegal Polish friend/
Fired by Apple store/
#haiku

10. For $20 dollars/
He searched the names numbers/
Close to my new one/
#haiku

11. He found one strange name/
An odd Russian pseudonym/
Who’d paid for phishing/
#haiku

12. A Brooklyn diner/
By Brighton Beach library/
They used the wireless/
#haiku

13. To send out millions/
Of “emails” from “citibank”/
Russian and Polish/
#haiku

14. “Perstroika” was blond/
Paid in crisp hundreds: tripled/
If counterfeit bills/
#haiku

15. “Perstroika Kiev”/
Number two where I had three/
This was his picture/
#haiku

16. Pytor pointed/
Out that I’d be the sender/
Needed strategy/
#haiku

17. They next photograph/
Was just her face defeated/
The hate was erased/
#haiku

18. The acts that erased/
Her fiery eyes imagined/
Were too terrible/
#haiku

19. I even pitied/
The gangster this was meant for/
And the tortured girl/
#haiku

20. Contacting Kiev/
Put me in a grand shitstorm/
Pytor avoided/
#haiku

21. Now I was tied too/
My phone was in beefy hands/
Cyrillic Tattoos/
#haiku

22. Negotiating/
For your life without your hands/
Isn’t difficult/
#haiku

23. Pytor was hacking/
Originating number/
(He’d call from phone booth)/
#haiku

24. His call, like angels,/
Came to rescue my body/
As they whipped my flesh/
#haiku

25. The plan had been made/
Before I entered Brooklyn/
I left with thou$and$/
#haiku

26. They got the iPhone/
And the sender’s phone number/
I got those hundred$/
#haiku

27. After six hours/
Her next picture was sent him/
Pytor’d cloned the phone/
#haiku

28. Image sent Kiev/
Included  cyrillic words/
It was very grim/
#haiku

29. Barely conscious blond/
With the early edition/
Splattered in her blood/
#haiku

30. Went to the pay phone/
It was already ringing/
Kiev was enraged/
#haiku

31. Pytor decoded/
The GPS location/
From cameraphone/
#haiku

32. Five-Thousand Dollar$/
Kiev paid for location/
Collected in park/
#haiku

33. At the park drop off/
Kiev asked “why po-lice call?”/
“I made a report”/
#haiku

34. “They have seen pictures/
But think I am you, not me”/
“They’re trying to help”/
#haiku

35. “If Po-lice find me/
Is bigger problem I have/
You take the iPhone”/
#haiku

36. “Cyall officer Jones/
One hour from now, gyive address/
You just sold to me”/
#haiku

37.  I called a lawyer/
Who told me how to inform/
To immigration/
#haiku

38. Got immigration/
To cut Pytor a green card/
For our case knowledge/
#haiku

39. “The blonde is partner”/
(His mistress and his madam/
Pimping Russian girls)/
#haiku

40.  Before the hour passed/
The blunt tool of the police/
Were given address/
#haiku

41. Police and Kiev/
Found immigration waiting/
Pytor and I watched/
#haiku

42. Bengali Cabbie/
Drove us by slowly, waiting/
For private perp-walk/
#haiku

43. Russians wore bracelets/
They were the victims and perps/
Who’d paid me $o much/
#haiku

44. Pytor got green card/
I got over ten-thou$and/
Kiev got Twelve Years/
#haiku

45. I got a new phone/
I bought an Android on line/
Pytor’s selection/
#haiku

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