It takes a lot of cynicism
to focus on one thing,
believe in a savior
or an enemy. A lot of enmity,
a lot of nothing. Luckily,
these kids are hardheaded
They just see a batch of sun
pouring over everything, and wonder
why the hell
aren’t we doing anything? Why are we
sticking to our news fairy tales, fetishized
reality? What is so scary
about – not hope – but courage? What
not unity – but solidarity? Why must you always
one thing? It ain’t one thing,
it is all encompassing,
that’s what’s so exciting. It is not a man;
it is not a woman. It is not black and white and Latino;
Asian, Native American, gay, straight, transgender;
immigrant, native-born, young, seasoned, Muslim, Christian;
ya know, it must be the Russians. But if it is one thing, I’d say
it’s Corporations, Inc., who have blocked out that sun, shredded
communities, and continue to profit, perched in their global network
above the sky, while local economies compete in a race to the bottom.
And the oligarchy here at home, with corporate media as its strongarm.
And the division it inspires, by focusing on: one thing. We will not let you
do that. We are complicated. We are optimistic. We are overwhelming
your compartments, them stratified
senses, like voter suppression. We’re comin’ for the sun, downright thirsty.
You can try to stop us. You won’t win.