stop

by Lester Allyson Knibbs
(formerly Hakeem Muhammad)

what if you
were the sick passenger
on the train?
A-B-C-D-E-F-G
J-L-M-N-Q-R-V

W oh-one one-two
do you Z?
oh-four-hundred.
1-2-3

4-5-6-7-9
what if
your car
broke down
in the tunnel
or on the bridge?

brooklyn-battery
queens-midtown
holland lincoln george

washington’s the head
new york the heart
head won’t listen
heart must stop

clogged arteries
cause heart attack
pay the price
to attack iraq

how do you
stop the war?
just stop.

double you oh-one one-two
do you see?
oh-four-hundred.
stop.
February 11, 2003
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