Late stage capitalism closes in Sputter stumble grip squeeze… We heave and try We trudge and sigh Bound, and on our knees
Conditioned slaves to a broken system Acutely self-aware Of our own pathos as we participate in the continuation of our own oppression
How could we make a poem with rhythm When jolting discomfort is what is now so deeply familiar? When removal from so much of what is natural and beautiful about the human experience has become our accepted reality…
How has it come to this though? Our ancestors would not have wished it for us. The legacy we stand to leave does not look great. And yet, here we are, rubbing our noses in sea-trash-to-be, as fossil fuels burn on.
Eat shit and die. Could we at least soften it with a comma, or even two, for Oxford?