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By Alan King
The president of pride's been overthrown
by a coup.
The president of humility shakes his head.
By Persis M. Karim
Their sons who speak of a cause
As if it were their two feet
beneath them. That they could hold an idea
By Margit Berman
The day Obama decided enough was enough
and turned off his TV and slept well for the first time since 2007,
and Nancy Pelosi decided enough was enough
By Dan Wilcox
The lunch counter TV is busy.
My sandwich is slow, but
sitting feels good after standing
By Rashida James-Saadiya
dodge words that rip into flesh
hide from clenched fist
By Rich Villar
lacking a proper entrance
into a poem
about Arizona Senate Bill 1070
By Reginald Dwayne Betts
Prison is the sinner’s bouquet, house of shredded & torn
Dear John letters, upended grave of names, moon
Black kiss of a pistol’s flat side, time blueborn
By Marie-Elizabeth Mali
Pulling out of Union Square station, the subway
sounds the first three notes of There's a place for us,
somewhere a place for us. A woman sits on me, shoves
By Sami Miranda
we is not the singular
dotted i, black figure against
a white background.
By Kim Roberts
Wheels, whisks, wishbones,
silhouette of a tiny pine.
Birds in flight and fiddlehead ferns.