as if i didn’t know
war was happening anywhere
as if they paintings on the wall
all the drawings that fill my studio space
are about something that doesn’t matter
as if there is nothing more you have to say
about the markings i have created
yes european war is like local war
but you don’t want to address this
like you want to talk about starving children in africa
and not deal with new mexican children going hungry
you want to talk about water rights on the other side of the world
but don’t want to deal with local contamination of rivers by corporate entities
lets abstract the notions a little further
lets create some variation of immigration that is migration
that i about walking a dog and all the places his foot prints
have landed. lets take pictures of his paws across the new mexican
landscape. but them on glicee prints. watch the notions become
some unperturbed thought provoking enterprise of elitism
somehow when we talk about elitism. we don’t want to talk about
racism. somehow when we talk about the spaces we occupy
and who occupies them . we don’t want to talk about class
or gender politics of who and why is taking up space.
and we want to call this advanced practiced. we want to talk
about colonization and its effects and appropriation but we
dont’ want to stare into the smoking mirror
lets begin again.
i like you . like me. like us.
i am here to help mend
this broken hoop
this hoop is black red yellow white
we don’t like to talk about the sharp edges of white supremacy and its effects
on daily practices. these words come off differently if it was Tim White saying them
irregardless if their ramifications are the same.
Too many Times the silencing comes through the passive acknowledgement of something else
too many times the silencing means something else somewhere else sometime else
its not that its not that its not i mean really i would but i can’t but i wont
its not really up to me but its them its not that i am like that
i mean i’m just a part of something that i don’t agree with but if i could
i would i mean its not so much about that its about what we can
and can’t do.
there are too many ghosts here. lingering along the border
of syria. of azltan. of germany. there are too many ghosts
trying to get to the other side.
why don’t you paint a picture of a nice
white german puppy instead
of a mexican chihuahua