being pulled backward through a hedge
everybody demands action
everyone insists on any apology
and the ones they've wronged
can go to hell as far as they're concerned
well there's where you've gone wrong
with your race cards and your ethnic pride
each of us has been an aggressor or a victim
in one life or another
you have no special codicil with the divine
and your own sins have placed you in these postures
for a reason
a reason you'd ignore if you didn't like the reason
each of us will make another eat shit
for the most bogusly righteous reasons
but who wants to hear that?
who wants to face their own complicity in the matter?
none at all
life on earth is where we learn lessons we ignore
or take to heart wrongly as excuse for our evil
and life on earth will be our finish
where like animals we have no idea of the doom that awaits
but live in the moment of our hungers
pausing for a split second while we chew on remains
to gaze at the sunset
we don't understand...
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