Category Archives: death

The Poppies Are Everywhere

Marx called religion the opium of the masses but we pray to Gods of war and the poppies are everywhere and we pretend to remember (and care) and we feel so much better now and we won’t dare question the … Continue reading

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Life & Death: An Ode To Water

  It’s finding a spring just when you’re dying of thirst, hope amidst despair   though it’s a false hope just as you’re quenching your thirst you taste the poison   you lay by the spring hoping for an antidote, … Continue reading

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We Are Teeth

People are born and people die and these are just the facts of nature and life. Societies are born and societies die and these are just the facts of nature and life. Some people die of old age, once their … Continue reading

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A Decent Family Man And Citizen: A Requiem For Vietnamese Peasants

There are certain things that can’t be taken away from the late John McCain: He was a Navy pilot he was shot down over Vietnam and captured he was held as a prisoner of war for five and a half … Continue reading

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Famine

The harvest rots in fertile fields as famine spreads but speculators have no time to mourn the dead

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Same Moon

When I was a kid, I used to stare up at the moon and my grandma told me that my cousins in Florida would stare up at the moon too and that it was the same moon and we were … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Start The Fire…?

We give our child a pack of matches and they go outside and strike those matches and they start a fire and that fire burns down a neighbors house and our child returns and demands more matches crying, ‘we have … Continue reading

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