this is what some undergrads sitting in a circle looks like
this is what eating a slice of pizza looks like
this is what liberals appropriating the symbols of
radicals looks like
a blackness seeping up through allegedly liberal politics
the usual evening activity of talking incessantly about
buildings and the assorted attempts to steal or burn them
spaces intensely under-fucked
our city is burning
it makes me feel like a soaring newborn crow
plumage black as all hell
Praxis is not some easy, calm, matter-of-fact task
for her, either.
Olive Blackburn is a dancer, writer, and communist from Northern California. She is a doctoral candidate at UCLA in dance history. She lives between Oakland and Los Angeles. http://timelessinfinitelight.com/pages/oliveblackburn
T.A. Noonan is the author of several books and chapbooks, most recently The Midway Iterations (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015), Fall (Lucky Bastard Press, 2015), and The Ep[is]odes: a reformulation of Horace (Noctuary Press, 2016). Her work has appeared in Reunion: The Dallas Review, Menacing Hedge, LIT, West Wind Review, Ninth Letter, Phoebe, and others. A weightlifter, artist, teacher, priestess, and all-around woman of action, she is the Vice President and Associate Editor of Sundress Publications.