People often resent what they’re forced to do
so why should the poor love work?
Some call on social transformation
yet revolutions rarely
end oppression: merely change oppressors.
Now globalists prefer consumers rootless
as just diverse.
Nothing prompting dying for
Culture in vast fashion statements
varied clothes plus wide food choice.
Once traditions have been undercut
those mourning them may get disdained.
on communism’s death
were slightly overdone
since it also served by propping up
our bloated capital?
Old antagonists continue
toxic codependency: where
thesis and antithesis promote
stasis before synthesis.
Still certain rebels find their
opposition shuns contentment.
Dissidence becomes life’s purpose
intolerant at long set ways
and furious for progress.
Violence forms a spectacle
while serenity does not.
Hence millions scan the broadcast news
or enjoy combat games.
Recently my onscreen view showed
rioters busy looting shops
they dragged away new psychic bonds
as extra TV sets.
Clutching shiny product’s flesh with
addict’s raging neediness.
when zombies rush
like savage proles
compared to smarter vampire
among the glass-strewn streets:
a single bookstore
and only there
might one feel
(wisdom’s value transcends cash)
peace of mind
could be worth stealing
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