Nau and then

shit, i'm clever

American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the Freedom Riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d be the blunt of the violent crowd’s aggression. He would have died that day if an anonymous black man hadn’t stepped in and saved his life by deflecting the mob’s attention to himself.

American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the Freedom Riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d be the blunt of the violent crowd’s aggression. He would have died that day if an anonymous black man hadn’t stepped in and saved his life by deflecting the mob’s attention to himself.

we made a distinction
between cosmic coincidence
and the sauntering sonder of time
that one day eventually we
would all appear on down the line,
and we would be made,
as well as you,
just let me know when you come around
and I will leap and bound to be there too.

E. Butler FLG AZ 3/3

I woke up in the gutter
my mind trashed and torn between
long walks in the wrong direction
and the muddy shoes I had worn-
In an attempt to escape from here
and then there with far too much success, I was tired and sitting
and waiting for every passing minute to scrape by and make me remember where
I built this sliding scale to make my mistakes
manageable and hedge my bets,
back to where I started-
I made a break for the east, not knowing where
I could be going to grow a renewed
disdain for all I have known, and the sunlight breaks in the Ukraine as I stumble
back to my home, making haste,
so I can wait
to wait
for more time alone.