i did not come with arrows
but when i plunged my potent love
into your chest at your request,
how could i know you saw the bow
of my smiling lips as weaponry
is this how you see women?
when you gaze within my eyes
without your soul in your mouth
be prepared, for withdrawal of the
flint does all the damage
i only love warriors who know
no arrow lies in ancient eyes
carved obsidian strength gifted to
keep within your penetrated depth
only enters an open heart
- mermaidsbite / Christiane Lopez
I bloody-fucking-love this. How natural it has been since the dawn of man, to suspect love as treachery? To back away in this fear and cause more damage than thought possible.
I also love the circle back possibility of a women’s pretty smile as a weapon. A tribute, too, I think, to the belief of being able to look in someone’s eyes and know. In this case, the right eyes only need see there’s no treachery.
You unnamed hoarders closing borders and giving orders.
You worked for your keep, sowed so you reap, leaving us in the deep.
Entitlement bred from “earned” independence, craving reverence.
Tax deductions for all your charity, you’re no rarity, just another parody.
The Poor aren’t on the list, they don’t exist, and you beat them down if they resist.
Money isn’t happiness but you don’t share, wouldn’t dare, and try not to care.
Maybe you don’t.
Leaving a Legacy for your kin, (embracing)dodging sin, and living to win.
From those paycheck to paycheck or living on a luxury yacht deck.
Nothing of worth to say yet you ramble all day about not getting it your way.
Too disgruntled to know what you got, much gets left to rot because you overbought.
You know who.
Gluttonous without even realizing, so many options it’s paralyzing and tantalizing.
Seems cheap but it’s one meal, buy to make your own and the savings are real.
You’re not helping another soul, it’s not your role, not without some kind of toll.
Talk peace and make war, shop at a big-box store, yet still believe you’ve a compassionate core.
So blind to others plight, skewed perceptions of wrong and right with little hope in sight.
I will NOT be silent about what I saw
I will NOT honor your Martial Law
I will NOT cower beneath your rage
I will NOT help you reinforce this cage
I will NOT back down when you threaten me
I will NOT stop reporting what it is I see
I will NOT worship you for your wealth or authority
I will NOT help you oppress the people we call minorities
I will NOT stand by while you lay claim to absolute power
I will NOT stop, even once I’m beyond the final hour
For my vigilance (as everyone’s) is whole-heartly required
With impervious resolve your caused suffering has inspired
I WILL tell the world about what I saw
I WILL exploit the weaknesses of your Martial Law
I WILL meet, with creative peace, your rage
I WILL help The People tare down your cage
I WILL stand up for anyone, not just if you threaten me
I WILL use my talents to describe everything I see
I WILL see an end to your greed and misplaced authority
I WILL see all people as people, and never any minorities
I WILL do my part to ensure it is The People with the power
I WILL do it all, as long as I live, it will all become my final hour
Dedicated to those suffering under militarized police and police brutality:
Ferguson, MO; St. Louis, MO; Detroit, MI; Denver, CO; Redlands, CO; Oakland, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Santa Anta, CA; Pasadena, CA; Fullerton, CA; Long Beach, CA; Bakersfield, CA; Inglewood, CA; Buena Park, CA; New York, NY; Hillsborough County (with specific note to Tampa), FL; Palm Beach County, FL; Lee County, FL; Citrus County, FL; Orange County, FL; Jacksonville, FL; Pensacola, FL; Panama City, FL; Fort Worth, TX; Dallas, TX; El Paso, TX; Austin, TX; Dekalb County, GA; Atlanta, GA; Waycross, GA; New Orleans, LA; Lima, OH; Phonesavanh, WI; Seattle, WA; Snohomish County, WA; Ames, IA; Charlotte, NC; Boston, MA; Lynn, MA; Louisville, TN; Saint Paul, MN; Chicago, IL; Park Forest, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Baltimore, MD; Prince George’s County, MD; Tuscaloosa, AL; Phoenix, AZ; Pima county, AZ; Bentonville, AK; Yamhill, OR; Nashville, TN; Memphis, TN; Marion County, OR; Albuquerque, NM; Washington, DC; and the hundreds if not thousands (millions?) of others (in the US and around the world) I could spend all day listing. Solidarity.