Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Poem by S.A. Griffin on Oddball Magazine

 

Mein Trump posted at Oddball Magazine online. Lots of other great stuff on the site as well, including an amazing and beautiful tribute to the late, great Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by the equally amazing Ellyn Maybe. Go there, let your mind run barefoot thru the Oddball garden. Then go moan, go groan for man and womankind... go vote like our lives depend upon it.

 

 


Much love,
S.A.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

21st Century Howl

 
for Allen Ginsberg, upon this, the 65th anniversary of the first public reading of Howl at the Six Gallery in San Francisco, October 7, 1955. The poem heard 'round the world.



 





















21st Century Howl


I have seen the worst minds of my generation
raving, dragging themselves hysterical mad thru naked halls of Congress

     with their bony knees on Negro citizens face down in the
           streets of America crying for mother

combover devils burning for their ancient cocktail of unchecked power
hollow-eyed Covid vampires who sit upright smoking 200 thousand dead

     stoned flatulent floating across the disenfranchised,
          unemployed and homeless

their burnt brains gone all to Hell
     staggering on D.C. rooftops of immaculate conspiracy...

-- S.A. Griffin





Friday, September 25, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders gives speech on November election



Senator Bernie Sanders gives a speech on the integrity of our upcoming election November 3rd. For all you Bernie supporters out there, of which I am one, please listen to him and vote. This is a referendum between shit and ice cream. Please, let's not eat shit for another four years. I doubt the nation, or the world, has the stomach for it.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Mail Art for USPS, In Post We Trust


 

Created these 6x9 postcards and sent them out this week. As they make their way thru the U.S. Mail, all the postal workers will see the messages as they handle the mail making its way to the appointed destinations. This is the front...


And this is the back.

Register, vote like your life, our lives, depend upon it. Please take nothing for granted. This is not the time to sit back and let somebody else steal your voice, your vote. Not the time to let somebody else vote for you. Use your voice, be heard. Cast your vote that so many literally sacrificed life and limb for so that we could all VOTE.

77,000 votes in three states decided the last election.

Register... VOTE!!!

Much love,

S.A.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Beatitful Song and Dance for the Weary Heart and Soul





Song...

... and dance.

These two videos will lift your soul and heal your heart.

Thanks Mary Jane.

Enjoy!!

Love,
S.A.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Ronnie Burk -- Summer 1998





It is highly unlikely humanity will make it through the next century. Whether it is Palestine, India, Israel, Iran, Algeria, or the Texas panhandle, the most backward forms of religious fanaticism command the minds of outright zealots. Vast sections of humanity continue to justify their barbarism all in the name of an invisible God. One need only pick up a dollar to encounter the axiom: In God We Trust! Since 1945, after the lessons of an unprecedented war, a bankrupt economic system, and various nuclear explosions, mankind continues to prepare it's suicide. If the issue is power, and not the fear of nature and its primal peoples, or the fear of the Black man, or the fear of homosexuality or the countless other unconscious drivel emanating from the recesses of Western (Christian) capitalist man, then ladies and gentlemen, I suggest we all discard our rosaries, our mantras and whatever masochistic delusions we may all harbor concerning an after-life and kiss our asses good-bye. As for the statue erected in honor of the ignoble___________________, I say, blow it up!

New Mexico-Oklahoma-S.F.
Summer, 1998

Obsessive Love

To live in terror of it
the strange blossom
Already wilted
before it gets
started
the claw of all its
beginning

- Ronnie Burk


Ronnie Burk and Charles Henri Ford, Montauk, New York, late 1990s by Indra Tamang.



Ronnie Burk, Montauk, New York, late 1990s by Indra Tamang.


Ronnie Burk in Marin, California, 1999, by Tate Swindell.


Cancer Boogooloo (you are here) by Ronnie Burk.