Casting a vote on the emptiness of politics,
is like being tossed on the unpredictable seas
of storms and whirlpools, sinking and drownings.
Those who are outside suffer hunger while sated
men and women on huge battle ships belch fire on
those struggling in the waters of injustice, malice and
violence from incited racism and attacks on women
grow endlessly as grossly negligent police forces are
ignoring the violent suppression of women’s voices, and
the killing of women daily as well as tiny children who are
broken and burned, tortured and violated by the very ones
that are called to protect them, gently love them and safely.
There is nothing new under the sun as the news is trotted
out by biased papers and news channels owned by the mega
rich and so we look on in fear and shock and shame that our
nations representatives are heeding to shameful passions
that kill and maim. And through their lying teeth we hear they
are building strong for a nation, but breaking the beleaguered poor.