when is a terrorist not a terrorist?

(in honor of Tyrone Johns, shot and killed by a White supremacist
June 10th, 2009)

when is a terrorist
not a terrorist?

when it’s
on two o’clock news feeds
and twitters from bespectacled birds
in neiman marcus’ finest
when it’s
an old man filled with too much hate to die quiet
desecrating memories of long lost souls
when it’s lost in bipartisan slapbox sessions
when it’s all about the recession
who do you want your enemy to look like
when you realize that you’ve been your enemy all along?

when is a terrorist
not a terrorist?

when it won’t sell newspapers
when it won’t push lobbyists to push bills
when it won’t make recruiting commercials
with kate smith altos and fighter jet fly bys
when it can be dismissed as ‘just another crazy supremacist’
when news programs can do special interest pieces
that come in conflict with reality shows
that take away from the reality that
your bills grow
and your savings shrink
and you can’t afford to be sick

when is a terrorist
not a terrorist?

ask tyrone johns to answer that for you.

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