Eden

there is no heaven

there is no hell

there is only purgatory,

here on earth.

the endless suffering that we cause others

as we destroy their countries,

villages,

farms,

homes,

families,

and lives

is directly connected

to the endless suffering

here in America

as we gobble down fists full of pills

and drink and smoke and inject

anything and everything we can get our hands on

we need to numb the pain

but our pain will continue

we will slowly continue losing our fucking minds

until the last bomb drops

until the last bullet flies

until the last well is polluted

until the last forest is cut down…

until the last tax dollar is paid to the government

until capitalism crumbles

and Rome burns to the fucking ground.

 

We will plow through the ashes to plant our gardens

and these gardens,

grown among the ashes of the empire

will be our Eden

You believe in your fairy tales,

so let me have mine.

About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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