Dogs 2010

DOGMATIC MORASS
(6/16/10)


forget
your flag
waving

flying
your little fabrics
of superiority
and apartness
representing countries
that cannot
exist
alone

forget
your racial
identity

parading
your ancestors
heritage
and history
in front of us
boasting
as if it buys
you something
by blood right
today

forget
your bible
thumping

preaching
pages
of every
religious variety
each
as the only
purported truth
and each
supposedly spoken
by the only
true god
as if
any of us
could truly
understand
either

the time
has come
as citizens
of this one Earth
to put aside
those childish
differences
and evolve
as adults
beyond this
petty playground
bickering

such
a time
will not begin
universally

one country
one ethnicity
one spirituality
will have
to be first
to leave
the bullshit
behind

maybe
just one
individual

I know
that this one
American
of German decent
and Lutheran upbringing
is ready
to renounce
the entire
package

I am
simply
an Earthling
standing upon
this crumbling planet
eagerly searching
the endless
sky

for someone

something

new

to oppose