MLK Day 2017

Beyond the tight binary loops

That bind and divide simultaneously

Beyond the preselected groups

Driving us toward homogeneity

Beyond the demarcation which dilutes

The resilient strengths of humanity

Lie the path to love’s roots

The beginnings of equanimity

Out of which shoots

New growths of solidarity

Gene G. McLaughlin 2017

He Wrote A Letter

From a B-ham jail

In 1963

He wrote a letter

That has made it to me

The fight is still being fought

Maybe always will be

Gene G. McLaughlin 2014