Who Am I?


Uplinked/ All alone


Greying fast/Years do pass

Red,White and Blue/Synonymous for America hates you

Yearning heart/throwing darts

Born to Birthers

Washed in the blood of Southern Baptist Churches


Goldmanized/terrorized/Told state sanctioned lies

Here today/Gone 401 K

Indefinite Detention/Extraordinary Rendition

Shining stars/Burn out fast/Friends disappear/Time for tears

Turn to the camera/Pretty side-showing

It hurts this knowing

Tell the truth/You’re reporting from a telephone booth

Did you hear that knock on the door?

Wonder who that’s for?

Gallery | This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Who Am I?

  1. Lara says:

    Many lovely lines here (“Goldmanized/terrorized/Told some lies”; “It hurts this knowing”…). A moving reflection on the disturbing ways in which the personal truly is political for those who seek answers — and who speak their conscience. The image of a lone soul reporting from the phone booth (“standing in her truth,” as it were) evokes a powerful sense of both estrangement & vulnerability…

  2. Jackie Riskin says:

    Powerful. Beautiful and passionate. Leslie can tell you the truth like no one else can. And she is a poet and a philosopher.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s