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Have You Forgotten

Hours upon end
All we have arrived to is less then a final decision
Vengeful misconduct of our nation
Earth Mothers shriek as we rage along the freeways, disregarding ill conversation

Yes, we must have forgotten
Our lovers, friends, brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers
Unburdened by the fact that they lie beneath our feet

Facelessly trapped in underground tunnels in mine shafts echoing urgent
Oars can no longer reach them below the whitecapped pain in the Asian tropical
Rings of fire, Manhattan buildings humiliated, crushed onyx embers, airplanes fly
Guillotine dreams, crumbled into  cobalt seas by the ways of the Levies of New 
Orlean’s beautiful jazz trumpets and Mardigras beads spilled on the streets 
To crash and burn beside the car bombs of Baghdad 
Tabernale wars waged inside holy lands and genocide in our backyards
E plurbis unum in eagle-eyed ire has been bleached to the blind color of our flag
Nadir, nail your colors to the mast

we must have forgotten

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