A N G R Y
over 55 dead in bombings in iraq. the deadliest day in over a month. - 4 dead in u.s. drone attacks in pakistan. - ongoing hunger strike in guantanamo leave inmates nearly corpsed. - capitalism exploiting bodies, neoliberalism exporting displacement and occupation binding movement.
how dare you mourn the loss of the lives taken on your soil of red, white and blue
while you wage war on every land and people with skin of melanin
while our dead lay nameless
while you remain patriot to a flag that hungers for power
while you carry gandhi posters, peace signs and chant
“YES WE CAN”?
how dare you call us
evil, violent and inherently suspect
how dare you take away my ability to
i lay awake
for just as you
do not mourn
the loss of
by your patriotism,
i can no longer
mourn the loss of
today i mourn self
for i have lost something too:
a mind that moves beyond the comparison of suffering
and a heart open so wide that it can hold the pain of
all who suffer.