Sunday, July 3, 2016

BILLIONS

Beach in Contemporary China.


billions.

not dollars but people. more than seven.
children in wealth being taught badly.
poverty teaches faith, hate and violence.

crime is a solution to the many hopeless.
hope is the insane drug of the complacent.
religion inspires deepest lazy delusions.

what anyone actually does is true worth.
the foolish preach universal human value.
billions cannot all be supported equally.

smoking grilled meat and car exhausts,
mindless measures of personal satisfaction, 
are choking the planet's life away slowly.

choosing to be one alone among billions,
the one measure of courage and morality,
responsive and responsible, a noble life.


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