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Come To Think Of It

Sinking sinking sinking sinking
from
the Maine to the Lusitania Pearl Harbor Gulf of Tonkin
come to think of it
from the Trail of Tears leaves of what got us here
9/11
emergency exigencies excellencies past presidencies
falling sinking

Sunk
and censorships arrive ashore
yesteryear far far from our shore
invasive relationships ports in calls to civilize they terrorize
a gamesmanship
colonialism posts naming war humanitarianism oh imperialism

No sheltering bay
of sovereignty for we’s of peace women blacks or gays
these ports of call were all
to fill the cargo slips of revenue for kings and queens
prime ministers presidents the precedents
of
yesterday
still
today

Planes of existence
all aboard
enhanced interrogation
no waterboarding
but if you want to board a plane of yesterday
it’s today and tomorrow
land
began on the dizzying plains of Afghanistan
there are different stands
and defeats first your shoes then your soul
homecoming
crowns its data mining and its mate
A.I. stakes in the heart of U.S.

Cupid
bowed in hims and hers and journal…
lists
of voices killed
conglomerates for censorship the silencing through ignorance
a bliss
of manufacturing consent

to what is said not done
freedom democracy
Trumped
corruption greed hegemony our history

surfacing
our buried heart in darkened halls now calls
from sea to sea to see our shining treasure
chests
that beat in harmony to live and light
the flame of life and liberty pursuing peace in happiness

9/25/18