yellow cavils…



One would ask
of the lurking white world
if it would end
in luminous water
or nearby on the wheel
a cudgel and a rock outcropping
in hand and a popcorn
ceiling phone skittering on
a dead connection.

It’s three hours since we buried our goats
in gothic rue
and there’s someone muttering
in ether and yellow cavils
in orange overalls.

I can’t decipher it
and a woman hovers about
beyond my line of sight
eyeless in the gloaming
and incontrovertible.

“The most threatening racist movement is not the alt-right’s unlikely drive for a White ethnostate but the regular American’s drive for a ‘race neutral’ one. The construct of race neutrality actually feeds White nationalist victimhood by positing the notion that any policy advancing non-White Americans toward equity is ‘reverse discrimination.’”

— Ibram X. Kendi / How To Be An Anti-Racist

About istsfor manity

i'm a truncated word-person looking for an assemblage of extracted teeth in a tent full of mosquitoes (and currently writing a novel without writing a novel word) and pulling nothing but the difficult out of the top hat while the bunny munches grass in the hallway. you might say: i’m thee asynchronous voice over in search of a film....
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