Monday, April 16, 2007

not shocked.

I watched king bush on television pretending to actually give a crap about human suffering
offering condolences to the families of the victims of the shootings at virginia tech.
As he turned to leave the room all i could think is
there he goes...on his way to enforce foreign and economic policies that ensure
the deaths of many more than this on a daily basis

violence is how we’ve learned to resolve things.
might makes right makes
a de-evolution of humanity
seem normal.

It does not shock me that some ass with ammunition heavy pockets
decided go into a public place and take out as many as he could.
This happens everyday in places like iraq or darfur or haiti or afghanistan.
Just not everyday in the empire.

The trauma in virginia ripples outward and overlaps
clashes then merges with the trauma from all the other slaughters
this days sun has shown light to
the planet
can't breath beneath the weight of all that spent artillery
so she's gonna take us down with her
heaving for air
hold on theres a tidal surge headed our way
this we know
Not even the walls of privilege can withstand the flow
violence breaches any green zone
as kings turn to leave with their ammunition heavy plans
lets hold on to whats truly human
seems theres less with every sunrise
or its just harder to find
beneath the clattering weight of spent artillery.


Rosie said...

I've gotten to the point where I can barely watch him or listen to him anymore. He makes my fingers swell and I can't deal with the rage. And he learns so damn slowly. How many tragedies has it taken for him to know to offer condolences? Remember, he avoided the war dead for a long long time.

I can't believe him anymore.

Jbeeky said...

thank yhou

Jbeeky said...

Dammit, I mean thank you.