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Pittsburgh PA’s Pillow Project on NPR

annapillowPittsburgh PA’s Pillow Project on NPR

The improv Free Jazzers that hail from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania were featured today on NPR. Every second Saturday at the Space Upstairs they perform with local Jazz musicians and other inspirational elements. The event is an experience completely different and original every time. Help shape the environment tomorrow night at Construction Junction in Point Breeze.

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The Oil in the Arctic

drilling for love in all the wrong places

his face was the arctic,
and his eyes were the oil wells
when i looked at him i could see all the beauty and pain
and it made me want to cry

At a red hot light

At a red hot light

a bang like a shrill vacuum

stampeded my father who

ceremonially

looked up through the blue in his windshield

at the small-town sky in anticipation for

death from above.

Instead a crying girl

apologized for the bumper

unaware

she drove the black carriage

that transplanted him back

to his mostly suppressed youth in a

monastery in Lebanon

where he’d buried the dead between bombings

because the other boys were too afraid of ghosts.

88

Maybe it wasn’t 88

but that’s how I always remember it.

88 Ashkars I will never meet

slaughtered under cars, in their homes.

30 years and 7,000 miles away I’m safe and

I couldn’t imagine losing 88 (or so).