happy free speech holiday By C.C.SAW

Friday December 24, 2004

what matters is say 

when to whom 

because in Berkeley 

every voice gets an ear 


then talk: back on the streets 

coffeehoused in & (acted) up 

down to & straight at 

stoned out & challenged logics 


until options get stated 

rebutted, then again, & resol ed 

shoes might pound on the podium 

a police car or the mayor’s desk 


there’s always the question 

why’s everything a mess 

as reported in the Planet 

on Radio Free Berkeley & B-TV 


because in Berkeley 

every voice can find an ear 

it’s a place the disenf ran- chised 

let loose the waves of change 


—C.C. Saw´