December 5, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Photo/J Camporeale



Don Krieger




Kiko Alonso turns ‘bad blood’ for Colin Kaepernick into a great performance

Miami Herald, 27 Nov 2016



You shun our anthem,

speak your mind as a grown man.

From beneath the yoke born by so many

you call out, “no more.”


Tall, looking down field,

great arms hurtling at your back,

it’s no longer just a game or a job.

To the fans you’re either ingrate or hero;

when they scream now, it’s for real.

On the field on every play, they come to kill.









Don Krieger

I have built satellites, worked in the operating room, been in a cult, …

I earn my living as part of a group which is trying to understand and treat head injury.

In my poetry and short blog pieces, I want to express ideas with unambiguous clarity and intensity.

I willingly sacrifice rhyme and meter, art, cleverness, elegance, and beauty for these.


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