WELCOME (to the United Front Against Fascism)

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    by Raymond Nat Turner

    Welcome! Welcome –

    ‘30s

    ‘60s

    yesterday

    tomorrow …

    WELCOME

    Welcome! Welcome –

    res

    barrio

    ‘hood

    ‘burb

    cell block

    solitary …

    WELCOME

    Welcome! Welcome –

    coveralls

    costume

    apron

    scrubs

    womb wear …

    WELCOME

    Welcome! Welcome –

    Quran

    Bible

    Talmud

    Constitution

    Communist Manifesto …

    WELCOME!

    Welcome! Welcome –

    front-line

    welfare line

    rearguard

    ground zero

    shelter

    party

    sect

    clique

    WELCOME

    Welcome! Welcome–

    canoe,

    slave ship,

    raft, riverboat, barge,

    banana boat, tug–

    WELCOME:

    to the boat we’re

    All

    in–

    WELCOME …

    Poet’s note: “Welcome” was inspired by the great John Coltrane’s composition by the same name.

    © 2017. Raymond Nat Turner, The Town Crier. All Rights Reserved.

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