Shady Bitch

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Shady Bitch

I’ve been called a nigger in the summer
Then beaner until late fall
But winter til mid spring
No one guesses wtf I am at all!

Cause I’m a shady bitch
Shape shifting witch
I am rainbow colored inside and out
People always try to figure me out

They ask if I’m Hawaiian Middle Eastern
Mexican part Korean or a quarter Jew
(Nice hair)
I say no I’m not but thanks a lot
I do enjoy their food

In the shade cause I’m a bitch
A shade privileged bitch
I am rainbow colored inside and out
Don’t even try to figure me out

I’m black I’m white I’m native
I might just be a smidge of something else
(Who knows)
But one things for sure my heart is pure
I’m just trying to be myself

And still I get called a nigger in the summer
Then beaner through late fall
But I never get called a wetback
Because I’m to light and too tall

Oh Yes I said it!
          Winter through spring
Don’t you forget it
           I could pass for half anything

I’m so shady
           Shape shifting and rainbow colored
I could be anybody’s
           Sister cousin or mother

I keep my ass out of the sun
To minimize exposure to racism

Ain’t that some shit?
I’m such a shady bitch

                                            Lennée Reid©

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Keep Calm I’m the Queen

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I am just so tired of this crap in the news every day. Girls kids black white innocent bystanders. When will this bullshit stop? I’ll tell you when.

When I’m Queen.

Q-How long has this racist classist genocidal bullshit been going on?
A- Forever.

Q- For how many of the forever racist classist genocidal bullshit filled years has Lennée been Queen?
A- Zero.

Q- Is it possible having Lennée as Queen would begin a new age of tolerance health compassion and prosperity?
A- Sure, anything is possible.

Q-Do you have a better faster idea for improving our lives and this planet than immediately building a Unitarian eco friendly neutral non GMO fracking free hemp fueled city state where all plants in their natural form are legal and everybody gets a free tiny house where Lennée is Queen mostly because it was her idea and babies and puppies love her so who can argue with that?

A- No, you do not have a better idea. I’m the Queen.  I have the idea.
I rest my case.

Thank you for listening and stay tuned for more from Lennée for Queen in 2016

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My favorite thing to eat currently, now that I’m veganish

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Over three weeks ago I went vegan. I must say it was easier than I thought. My health is already improving. I’ve always been a foodie into organics, so it was just a matter of making a few adjustments. So here’s a some yummy pictures and descriptions of my favorite things to eat currently. No recipes. Real cooks rarely use those.

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First up, hummus plate deluxe for lunch. A foundation of spelt bread and hummus topped with cucumber, tomato, olive and carrots with some melon and strawberry. For a snack I make a mini version.

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For dinner I had my first try at Thai coconut curry soup. Got my ingredients together

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Tamarind, lime juice, coconut milk, coconut oil, turmeric, curry, chilli, hoisin, cayenne,   galangal, ginger, onion, basil, garlic, bok choy, broccoli, tomato, bell pepper and cilantro. That celery in the background is happy to be in water and not this recipe.

I sautéed the onion garlic pepper and tomato in olive oil covered with water added the rest of the ingredients, a pinch of cayenne and basil about a tsp of each seasoning a piece of galangal and ginger tablespoon or two of tamari lime and hoisin

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It turned out good. Served over brown rice with a side of kimchi, that’s dinner.

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Another thing I was excited to make was vegan potato salad. The secret ingredient is black salt that tastes like eggs. I used multi colored fingerlings, carrot, celery, purple onion, stone ground mustard, evoo, apple cider vinegar, dill, black pepper, black salt, a dash of hot sauce and fresh green onion grown on my patio.

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Celery, green onion, garlic and potatoes. I cook with them so much, may as well grow some!

I hope you enjoyed my favorite things to eat currently, now that I’m veganish.

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Lennee Reid is a geeky vegan Unitarian witch doctor poet activist foodie survivor on the spectrum that does not like labels or punctuation smile emoticon She likes organic fair trade anything road trips and karaoke.

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Giraffe, beaver, or moose?

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Giraffe, Beaver, or Moose?

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After seven months of intense fighting, the beaver has emerged as the final non-human mammal to populate the earth. Despite its diminutive size and somewhat awkward gait, the beaver proved too flexible an opponent for one-trick ponies such as the moose, the giraffe and, indeed, the pony (trick unavailable at press time.)

The rodent’s ability to construct complex amphibious defensive structures flummoxed the moose, who insisted upon enemies entering into open-land single combat. the beaver wisely chose to dam nearby creeks and rivers in order to flood the moose’s habitat. Driven to soggy marshes and mountain territory, the moose became victims of a variety of beaver combat tactics, such as felling trees upon their heads.

The giraffe fought like a fish out of water, or more precisely, like a giraffe out of Africa. Give the lanky foreigner credit, he nearly unseated the beaver on its home turf, but once those teeth started gnawing on the giraffe’s lower legs, it was time for TIMMMMMMBERRRRRR! As often as not, the beaver took out two mammals with one chew, as a toppling giraffe would be aimed at a passing moose. The resulting casualties — not to mention subsequent firefights between the giraffe and moose camps — left the beaver sitting pretty in his damned dam.

It is uncertain whether the beaver intends to turn his beady eyes upon the most nefarious of mammals — humans, naturally — or simply to ride out their endangered species status until global warming has done us in for them.

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Jason Kurylo is a human mammal who self-identifies as a sea cucumber. He is the managing editor and lead photographer for puckedinthehead , a sports website, podcast and radio show that purports to occasionally include some factual information. He would sincerely like Adam Sandler to stop making motion pictures.

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WWW.puckedinthehead.com

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Wandering dark house

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If you happened upon this house on an off trail hike, what would you do? Run or go inside? Something else? Knowing how people are, this can go three ways.

Wandering Dark House

#1- During a long hike, wandering off trail, I stumble across a seemingly long abandoned house. Looks like only nature is in possession of the grounds, so I’m going in! …Begin digging around…. Find a cool ancient rusty thimble. Pocket it. Suddenly I get scared by the spiders, raccoons n crows whose home I just barged into. Cobwebs and feathers bombard me. My eyes burn, I sneeze uncontrollably, and I run out screaming!…. Aaaaand trip on that root ….aaaaand bloody my forehead…..aaaand Get stung by a bee. Pull myself up with a branch wipe off the blood from my face. Aaaand that branch was wrapped in…..poison ivy! Aaaaaand now my eyes are swelling shut. Beautiful. I better leave that thimble. That house is possessed! Guarded by a thimble god and has booby traps. Don’t go in go away. Touch nothing and stay out. You’ll wish you had without a doubt.

#2 – During a long hike I stumbled across a seemingly long abandoned building. Peering through a window it revealed crumbling mosaics of a formerly sacred structure. One rabbit hops through inside jumps on a pew stops and looks at me. Almost as if waiting for me to speak. It continues back in to the shadows. A raccoon family comes through does nearly the same. I scratch my head and continue. Looking, searching, peeking about and touching nothing with respect or fear of disturbing the sacred. Who knows? Some things seem best left alone. Like those honeybees gathering nectar. Going here and there through cracks in the front door hanging by rust dust cobwebs and time. I follow them just to the door, confident they see no harm in me. Peeking through, I see light dancing on a statue of Mary joined by crow on her bowed head. Cobwebs strung between her hands she seems almost feral. Satisfied with what I’ve seen I continue on my walk in quiet and solitude, except for the occasional owl hoot and butterflies. I walk home to tell my family of a place so sacred, only Mary and the animals reside. I return with them and say “Be quiet respectful and do not touch. This place is sacred on the inside. Look and listen it will give you much. Take nothing and leave no trace behind.”

#3 – During a long hike, wandering off trail, I hope mother Gaia will answer my prayers to belong to a hidden sisterhood. I stumble upon a seemingly long abandoned house. Looks like faeries or a witch could live there so I’m going in! First, I knock a musical knock, sing hello and enter. I give the rabbit that hops up some clover, plantain and dandelion from my knapsack. I say “Gifts from our Gaia, gifts to you.” Immediately three more rabbits appear. All the same fluffy tan. Each with different ears. They approach and stop, as if waiting for me. I reach in my knapsack and feed the three. Immediately all four completely transformed. They say “You’re fearless, kind, generous and warm. This temple of Gaia has your reward.” The roots transform trees stand up and bloom. The witches say “Welcome home sister mother queen. Here is your room. Say and do what you please. The honey here is heavenly. You’ll learn to love the bees” The further that I enter with each step I ascend. Animals chatter and banter, transform into friends. So ever if you’re wandering and a dark house is what you find. Play a musical knock and sing hello. Who knows what you might find. Beware only of the threads of the mind.

Now wander, and be found.

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Lennée Reid is a geeky Unitarian vegan witch poet activist survivor who is trying to make sense of it all and find peace. She performs throughout Cascadia and recently placed 4th in The Olympia Peoples Mic Poetry Grand Slam. Lennée likes organic vegan fair trade anything, road trips and karaoke.

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