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Turning Stones

It’s the last Friday of the month and you know what that means…
Time for poetry!

Turning Stones
By David Acevedo

Every thing’s alive whether you accept it or not
Earth included and what ever is alive
that has a body has a mind, this is questionable
and the answer is fitted within the
spaces of all bodies.

Our hands are stained with
the blood of the earth,
plasma and soil.
keeping the mind chained to the body
this culture is absorbent
to the rigid values of
expecting what one is born into
and asserting the self for survival.

But No body is not self
nor name inside them things.
Dependant on conditions
is the way they exist.
There is nothing for
the personal self
to take and within that
there is delight.

Born out of the seedy underbelly of the poetry scene at the turn of the millennium – The Buffalo Poets, known for their unique energy and wit, began hosting open readings as a direct reaction to Slam Poetics and cookie cutter style poets found in New York City.Hailing originally from New York City, the Buffalo are composed of four core members: Roger Kenny aka King Otho, Aaron Arnout, Noah Levin and David Acevedo. The Buffalo have many artists throughout America including, James Honzik, Michael Franklin, Kevin Callahan and the infamous activist Rafael Bueno.

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