quite clear, & if he submits--one
can only hope--he will, later, pray
to be part of the various
silver-green mosses & tendrils hanging from branches
over-hanging a river. In the dream we seem
the same man & woman who
each day step-out onto our porch.
Ourselves. Meat & potato-eaters,
but favored. We are ordinary,
someone dares to tell our story.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.