I grabbed a book at Tom’s bookstore that synced up with a self-congratulatory  poem I just wrote about once being a teenager and a feminist and a Marxist!

The book,  Night Walker by Matthew Beaumont, called out the whole  fascist agenda that right wing misogynists have used to criminalize the night.

For more than 1,000 years it was a crime. As early as the 12th century, the nightwalker appeared in a nervously extended list of the capital’s social evils: “Actors, jesters, smooth-skinned lads, Moors, flatterers, pretty-boys, effeminates, pederasts, singing- and dancing-girls, quacks, belly-dancers, sorceresses, extortioners, night-walkers …magicians, mimes, beggars, and buffoons.”

My take? We’re not criminals…we are belly dancers… or, more succinctly…all of the above.

My frequent talents—Doo-wop chords, teenage Marxism, anti-Reagan clothes, and B-52s poetry—call bullshit on these ancient grievances…

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