As The Germans Did

In America,

white people are like Germans

in the thirties, we

act like good citizens and

pay our taxes when we’re told


even when when we know

too many of our neighbors will

will never grow old

because the government kills

some of them all the time and


its done on our dime

and we always bite our tongues

we refuse speak

of evil we hear and see

and we tell ourselves we’re free


while our neighbors lungs

are robbed of air, we don’t care

because if we did

we’d demand justice when the

next black person is murdered


we’re kidding ourselves

if we say it isn’t true,

if we pretend that

we’d do as Jesus would do.

We do as the Germans did.



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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