1200 Generations

1200 generations a slave

40 days and 40 nights

   fighting tides




   is an island

sustaining life

with limitations

like stuck on occupied lands

nuclear godheads and land grabs

she sees way past

   the glass ceiling

way past

the wall street walls

   and histories of slavery

right on

dirty new york streets

she climbs and climbs

the corporate ladder

can lead right up

   to the floors of world trade

   controlled demolitions

buildings with codes

she can be lost

in the stairwells

of concrete remote control

   bombs and drones drive her nuts

she keeps on though


carrying the tradition

mother ma life giver,

the planter,

master maker

the light

   the creator.

ava bird is an american based poet, writer, editor, reviewer, producer, magical elixir maker and more! Her poetic and other works are printed in historical anthologies, academic journals, spiritual publications, online, recorded for radio and exhibited in galleries. She has published two books of poetry and prose ‘the new now’ and ‘rage against the war machine’ and is an organizer for the worldwide poetry movement 100thousand poets for change. You may also see her artwork somewhere! Connect @ facebook: avabirdpoetic