Local Poverty and Resistance


TRAMP TRAILS THE ARTICLE

HELLO,  my name is HANZ HARVEY BUTTERFIELD and “I AM HOMELESS!!!”
Above is the title and lead character name of a fictional short story I’m writing based on my own, very real, 12 years spent homeless.

LOVE LETTERS

So let me get this s**t here straight!!!
I should feel bad because you feel bad
but it's you who hurt me!!
God rest the dead
James Brown said
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE
and Areatha said
R.E.S.P.E.C.T!

So don't call, don't write,
don't even fly a kite
YA understand me!!!
I'll call you, when and if I
ever feel better!!
And even then you'd better
man up to a long
Love letter! 

FOR A SPECIAL FRIEND

Every morning my hopes run high.
I rise ready to see the sun in your
beautiful brown eyes.
We walk, we talk
the day comes, the day goes
and then at it's end the light grows dim because for now
I am apart from you until the next A.M.
when the brilliance of your light
in my life
gives me hope filled reason
to rise again. 

Who Else But US?

Hey! Misaligned nation in a candy-coated thumbscrew
Who's gonna bring the REAL news to you?
Sometimes homeless humans, finding lucrative jobs
Significant employment, the system otherwise robs
Inspecting the issues, taking a stand
Providing needed insight, impact by demand
Making a difference, one paper at a time
For the reader AND the seller--just spare a dollar (not a dime)
 

Stand Up for the Right to Sit Down!

Editors Note: On Tuesday, April 26th over 200 people protested the Criminalization of Public Space in the streets of Berkeley. The fight against the criminalization of our public spaces  and poor peoples is just beginning. Please begin your on-line resistance by signing the petition to Stand Up for the Right to Sit Down

Cover Photo of Berkeley Sit-Down Protest by Will Steele

 

Our Journey Began with You and Me: In Honor of Mama Dee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above, always I hear your call, and cry out

"Without Mama Dee, whom there would be no me!"

Our journey began with you and me

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