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The Quiet Part

how dare they stop a ship because people are dying? 
how dare they disrupt money because blood is flowing?
how dare they fight back during these peacefully violent times?
don’t they know this is barbarism? no not what we’re doing.
no i don’t see the irony. no we won’t be taking questions.
they cease only when fired upon
do with that information whatever you must
they transmute all human desire to consumption
will burn until met with sufficient suppression
if you let ‘em they will swallow themselves
but only after mountains of calcified corpses
three months into publicized genocidal aggression
the freest prison capital in the world
this many-faced split-tongue dragon
this giant with the teeth of a bulldozer
calls for international unity to stop the threat but not
the land-hungry settler nation they got on a long leash
that rabid K9 unit picking skeletons from its teeth
colonizers unite to protect their stolen prosperity
so that the targeted massacres continue unabated
a wiped out population can’t defend its oil
colonizers learned from Third World revolution
as long as a people remember their names they’ll fight
imperialists plan to lick the plate until it’s bleach-clean 
hegemonic demons want one thing only
a globe so sanitized they only see their reflection

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Darius Simpson is a writer, educator, performer, and skilled living room dancer from Akron, Ohio. His work has appeared in New Ohio Review, The Adroit Journal, Crab Creek Review, and others. Darius believes in the dissolution of empire and the total liberation of all Afrikans by any means available.

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