ream oat con troll

one half of our men
and one third of our women
have
been
diagnosed
with
cancer

one
single
state
of the
(count ’em)
fifty
in our
‘union’
cages
more
human beings
every day
than all
of earth’s
other
nations
put
together

in
cluding
china

in
cluding
china
my
brothers
and
sisters

one
half
of those
caged
people
have never
actually
hurt
anyone
at
all

every third
woman you
walk
by
has
been
raped

usually by
someone
she’d
been
taught
to
trust

taught
to
trust

taught
to
trust

taught
to
trust

every
fourth
child
in
america
and the world
is
hungry

while

one
third
of our
food
goes to
waste
every year

are we

okay

with

all

that?

are we
okay
with
any
littlest
part of
all that,
and so
much

much

much

much

more?

do we
imagine
any
bit of it
to be
natural
acceptable
routine?

then
why
aren’t
we
saying
so?

do we bother
to wonder
what is happening to us?

no?

then
why
not?

what’s happening
to
our
minds?

is it yes?

then why
aren’t
we
asking
and asking
until we get answers
that
actually
work?

what’s happening
to
all
our
voices?

you know

don’t tread on me

give me
liberty
or give me
death

battle
born

don’t
make me
laugh

only battle here’s
private pizza
contending
with a pre
scription bottle
a beer
or glass
of merlot
and a re
mote con
trol

a
ream
oat
con
troll

a
ream

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