A Lack of Understanding in Current Affairs

Ian Denton


Victories are losses drenched in lies

Thrill your gods,
Fractured temples condemn the pristine
Sacrifice all to appease none.
Save the treasonous, doubt the rest.
They deem equality as achieved.

Laughing gavels, now in stereo.

Deny your body
Feel the hatred. Languish in the frame.
Siphon creativity in the name of progress.

Nothing left but exhausted dreams.

Hoarding the stars from the astronauts.

Constellations of neglect.
Trickle down suffocation. Misery and atrocity given form.

Breathe in their chemicals,
Casualties are necessary.
Think of the children, how dare you question the madness.
This island was never for you.

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