god, what I wouldn’t give
for just one more sunday with you
but youre not even dead.
so ill tell you what I told
the lunch lady this morning,
“Listen, I have four dollars
and I’m starving.
Can we make this happen?”
and hope that you pocket
what I have,
“I can deal with that.”
Last night a cop called my Korean license garbage and threatened to break it in half. He called me names and made several accusations based on a series of misunderstandings, and wouldn’t listen to my explanations. He took away my mace during his interrogation, on the street. Which is understandable, because if he took one fucking step near me..
Know your rights. If you feel like a cop is harassing/discriminating against you, get his name. Don’t wait for your lawsuit to come through before you pull one up on his ass. It’s time we fucking fought back.
This type of fear mongering and intimidation on minorites and women is the reasoning behind Whisper and the Roar. I have joined artists against trump because love trumps hate. I love you poets as much as I hate oppression. Let’s come together. Submit your outlaw poetry to firstname.lastname@example.org . I want to hear your voice.
I will pretty much be fucking housebound for awhile, so I’ll respond promptly and thoroughly.
Fuck da police,
Miss Georgia Park
I want the TSA
to smash my dog’s
little safety box into bits
instead of just the disposable lock
made especially for smashing
after the thirteen hours she spent in it
in cargo far from my place in the cabin
and then after landing
I hear her cries, desperate
but I’m not be able to touch her
until we clear customs
I free her in Chicago
and dump her into the car
someone brings for us
I don’t count on the headache
the pressure the dog fur
out of reach
someone brings the car for us
to drive back in my homeland
after three years locked out of it
the chatter on the radio sounds foreign
American accented English
-it’s hard to listen-
Driving in America is different.
I bow to…
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There are less than six days until the deadline for the Sudden Denouement Divergent Literature Contest! Be sure to submit by November 30th! The first place prize is $100, the second is $50 and the third is $25. The winning pieces will be published on Sudden Denouement.
We are also pleased to announce that Whisper and the Roar: A Feminist Literary Collective is launching. This site was proudly given to Miss Georgia Park. She issued a clarion call for all the “downtrodden to unite!” A call for feminist writers! Georgia has been a significant contributor to Sudden Denouement and is a poet of the highest order. Please join her! Simultaneous submissions will be allowed to both the contest and Whisper and the Roar (Please include a note indicating simultaneous submissions).