Category Archives: humanity

Humanity’s Blight

I am the shackles on the legs of history, the whip on the skin the smallpox on the blanket I am original sin.   I am the bullet that pierces the quiet night ignorant, I fly without rhyme or reason … Continue reading

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It’s a Privilege

Our grandfather was a roofer and he spent his whole life busting his ass to provide for his working class children and then his working class grandchildren and then, when he was 68 years old he was repairing a chimney … Continue reading

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Planting, Harvesting

Covered in red dirt with Bumpy the dog close by I become timeless and weightless, floating between yesterday and tomorrow   as I till the earth and plant food for the future and the sun will rise and the winter … Continue reading

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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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Like Fresh Venison

The helicopters buzz alongside sea cliffs through sacred valleys and over farms cutting through silence cutting through peace like butcher knives the ‘chop, chop, chop’ a reminder of the missionaries slicing these islands up like fresh venison taking everything from … Continue reading

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Violently Uprooted

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Still The Birds Fly

The flying birds were a prelude to annihilation spreading their wings burying a generation and still they fly and mothers have no tears left to cry and they live that which we ignore and they look to the sky and … Continue reading

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