A new poem, inspired by All Soul’s Day/Undas and the Occupy movement – written on the eve of the General Strike in Oakland – an historic event. In remembrance now as “Thanksgiving” is celebrated – a time not only to celebrate, but to remember. Whose land we occupy, whose hands harvested, whose lives have been lost, whose backs we stand on. Amen/Ashe. Salamat/Thank you.

where we occupy
after june jordan

projectile canister fracture crack
baton bullet teargas attack
rise remote display destroy
disturb the peace
on native soil
return release unsettle sleep
unrest the dead upset unseat
veils oya elegba watch
bathala christ diwata cross
baree baree tabi po tabi po
remember those whose
names
we may
not know.