revolutionary letters


diane di prima – revolutionary letters, 1969

there are those who can tell you
how to make molotov cocktails, flamethrowers,
bombs whatever
you might be needing
find them and learn, define
your aim clearly, choose your ammo
with that in mind

it is not a good idea to tote a gun
or knife
unless you are proficient in its use
all swords are two-edged, can be used against you
by anyone who can get ‘em away from you

it is
possible even on the east coast
to find an isolated place for target practice
will depend mostly on your state of mind :
meditate, pray, make love, be prepared
at any time, to die