California dreaming…a great candidate, a cool poem

Photo c Luke Thomas

Ahimsa Sumchai is running for Mayor of San Francisco. She is endorsed by the Peace and Freedom Party, and recommended by the Green Party.

San Francisco Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman wrote a poem for Dr. Ahimsa. Full poem is found on her campaign web-site:

An excerpt…

from MAYOR AHIMSA       a poem by Jack Hirschman

…and because an African American woman
has been the vessel most scuttled yet most enduring,
most swarmed and throttled yet ever emerging
as the open fist of the living community,
and because I remember the fighting words
of struggle and compassion that young poet Ahimsa
sounded in the days that are no different than today…

Note: Photo above is copyright Luke Thomas

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