A rage against the machine

September 12, 2017

 

A vote to take the power back,
a rage against the machine,
backfiring as we turn
the rifle on ourselves
and tie the blindfold,
face the bullets,
shouting "fire!"

 

we crumple to the floor.

 

A vote to take the power back,
a rage against the machine,
vague and miscalculated,

backfiring as was past
in Hitler's Weimar
as like him then
an enabling act
passes laws

 

behind closed doors.

 

A vote to take the power back,
a rage against the machine,
which only gains in strength
as the rulebook
is rewritten
and the seams
of society
at once resemble

 

a distant, long lost, melancholy dream.

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