[written October 2016]
I’ve stared down the barrel of your epistemology
& I’m not willing to bite the bullet.
I won’t “hold my nose & pull the lever” just to appease
the man behind the curtain.
He can stay right there
with his wet dream of capitalism & war.
I’ll be here in my tinfoil hat reading the newspaper
& seeing through the lies
of puppeteers who want me to think
a $35 overdraft fee & a can of beans
is somehow the new American Dream.