“On The McCain Attack Ad Linking Obama To Bill Ayers,
Former Leader Of The Weather Underground, Who Once
Detonated A Bomb In The Capitol Building.” By Sean Swain
Bill Ayers was wrong for making a bomb,
Or so says John McCain,
Because women and children Bill never killed
Dropping it from a plane.
“The Wretched Of The Earth” By Sean Swain
I was born in freedom’s graveyard
‘neath a tombstone where my name scarred
The edifice, stone cold and bone hard,
Wrapped was I in burning flag.
An empty stomach, angry, held tight,
Another fist to clutch the long night
Another hand fixed ‘twixt the gun sight
Just one more toe to tag.
Raised by ashes in the dirt and dust
Cutting teeth then flesh on rust
They come to teach me what is just—
The oppressors’ fists to kiss me.
And when I taste that awful wrath
Kicked down that darkly chosen path
I’ll see it boils down to math—
How many I take with me.