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Perspective (Poem)

3-12.14

Perspective

If you were to explain anorexia
         To a starving African children
                   Their minds would explode

Not with amazement
Not from astonishment
Not because their brain cells
         Unable to contain such ideas
                   Were forced to evacuate their membranes

No

Their minds exploded
After the child right next to them
         Leveled
                   Their AK-47
                             Sending metal through the air
                             Through their minds
                             Displacing pieces of skull
                                       And brain

Blood displaced by metal
         Reminiscent of Archimedes
The metal crowns displacement of water
         Was worth its weight in gold

But the displacement of blood and soul
         By the metal bullet
                   Will never be worth more than a glaring reminder
                             That what we see as the crown of our problem lives

Is worth less than the vomit we project
         into the toilet bowl
                   of our modern bathroom society

Their minds exploding from the rat-a-tat-tat
         Of the tool of tyrants
                   Held in the arms

Of the child soldier right next to them
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