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Apolitical?

Huh…that’s convenient. 


You see, my whole life is political. 


Born to soil 


Of a partition 


Only to be partitioned 


Again. 


You see, 


It’s so deep 


It’s parted my heart 


You see,


I’m torn. 


Because I could have sworn 


You 


cared. 


The thing is, 


Your life


is also political 


But, you live in a world 


Where, negligence is your best friend 


Maybe… 


That’s too harsh 


Because you ascribe to those “socially conscience” folks 


You recycle  


Use reusable bags 


But your neoliberalism 


Prevents you from caring 


When the bags are filled with children


The bags are filled with dreams deferred 


When there is no more soil to bury the bags 


De Nile 


Is not just a river in Egypt


And speaking of Egypt 


Did you know they were sent to the border? 


They were told it’s safe 


And, then they were bombed again. 


Apolitical? 


“Well, I guess that I’ll just vote for Biden again.” 


What’s the next level of apolitical? 


Apathy.


10,000. 


You mean the man who said there “may” be a ceasefire while taking a lick of his ice cream? 


20,000. 


When we should be able to claim WMDs made in the U.S.A. on our taxes. 


30,000.


How many dead bodies will it take you to become political? 


Over 30,000. 


You know, 


They say that they target women and children. 


To kill the existing generation, 


And ensure there’s no way to make another. 


Even the resources that are meant to help us 


Are weaponized 


By you. 


But, you’re apolitical. 


Convenient. 


Peaceful Pro-Palestine protests in Chicago (photographed October 2023).

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