Two Poems

by Alex Andy Phuong

Resisting Arrest*

Uniting uniformed unity
You and I defy the sky
Team work and collaboration
Up to personal discretion
Civil Rights
Civility
Minorities against majorities
Stick to the status quo
But should we…?
Really?
Defy thy stars
And seek new avenues
Harness the power of creativity
And merge sense with sensibility
“Utopia” was conceived by Thomas More
But all must still must strive for more
For he was A Man for All Seasons
Arrests might be criminal
But people cannot be subliminal
If they want to break free
Listen to words of wisdom from me
“Know thyself, be thyself, harmoniously”

Avoiding Stagnation**

Change is the only constant,
but only those willing to
change themselves
can make the world
a better place


Alex Andy Phuong earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University-Los Angeles in 2015.  He was a former Statement Magazine editor who currently writes about literature, film, and culture.  He has written film reviews for more than one hundred motion pictures for MovieBoozer, and his writing has appeared both online and in print.  Alex is a fool who dares to dream, crazy as he may seem. Here’s to the fools who dream!
* First published in Moonstone Arts Center – Philadelphia Says: Haiku in February 2018.  Used with permission of author.
** First published in Art Block Zine; Volume 4, Issue 2: “Processing.” Used with permission of author.

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