the crime of forgetting …

the image of
a little boy washed ashore

is what it takes
to prick our consciences?

the image of
a little boy washed ashore

compels us to finally see

but never to acknowledge

the collective crimes
committed in our name

war
invasion
state-sponsored terrorism

ah but its much easier

to curse the migrant

fleeing the bombs your tax dollars

build
buy
manufacture
drop

while we pontificate
huff
&
puff

and
while we continue to shop

for the charade

the theatre of shallow veneer

must never stop …

image

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