This happens to be one of my favourite songs.
The lyrics below
tapped into something that I was in process of conjuring up. A piece I wrote. & I had my Amazon music- (yep. Not Tidal. Not iTunes, not even goddamn Spotify) playing in the background as I’m typing away at the keyboard writing this piece.
It’s a weird time weather wise and racial climate wise here in Florida. Well. Not weird. Normal because…racists gonna racist
Seeing the trump/pence flag up…recently put away a confederate flag…in the yards of neighbors…
Also the climate here due to Hurricane season…the weather surely is weird and abnormal due to humans fucking up shit-i.e global warming/ climate change…so these systems and storms are coming back to back and more frequently…shit is all fucked up, smh.
I said all that to say that I’m sitting outside on the closed screen, enclosed? porch listening to the rain, the frogs, the crickets or idk cicadas 🤷🏾♂️ maybe…whatever the fuck species of animal is out here in this area that my cousins home is…I’m hearing all of em.
& I kinda, ok a lot. I like it a lot.
Is it humid? Yes.
Is it unbearable? No.
It’s peaceful. & quiet. & I feel comforted, surrounded by nature, which is love.
It’s…alive…& all the sounds and noises I hear remind me of life. & that, I fuck with.
On the porch. A bottle of Elysian Space Dust. My laptop and life, happening so audibly.
I Wrote my peace.
Wrote this piece; inspired by the All Lives Matter people.
The Liberals who are literal…
& live in their bubbles
and non proximity to humans and people who are suffering, & have been suffering.
“we can’t breathe”
& neither…can the trees.
Engulfed in flames
A nation engulfed in…shame
Unable to put that aside
The sins of the forefathers and colonizers…cannot hide
Seeing these images and videos of the fires all over the PNW…This is so horrific and…the fact that we have a person who is supposed to be the leader, denying climate change, has disbanded environmental and pandemic agencies…and yet, his rallys are always packed.
Fucked up thing about it..,even after all of the shit storm he has created & perpetuated
he still has the support of a v large base.
& they’d rather watch their own country burn 🔥🔥🔥…rather than…
oh I dunno, hold these corporations that are trashing the planet, accountable & ensure that they all have green and planet friendly compliance. Instead of allowing them to do as they please
Because of their company holdings
Have a lot of these politicians on their knees
A lot of campaigning should be relabeled: Corporate funding
toxic waste, polluting the air quality, the soil, the waters of certain zip codes & neighborhoods.
The poor towns.
The Black & Brown hoods.
Pipelines through sacred lands.
Breaking and dishonoring treaties.
AHS: A Dishonorable Nation.
These proud boys.
& the others.
The title less
would rather watch their country burn
Cities, neighborhoods, people…unrest.
No peace. Still.
Even in a pandemic niggas still gotta worry about being killed.
For no reason
Armed & uniformed
Body cams switched off
A new season of treason
They’d rather watch the country burn 🔥
But it’s not their lives that are affected so it’s not their concern
They’d rather watch it burn
Than afford the same rights, protections, respect, opportunities, etc…
To the descendants of the humans whose blood, life and labor were stolen due to capitalistic behavior
after the lands were stolen
from the natives, indigenous & Mexicans
say…tell me again,
what this “pride in your country” means
Maga hats. Flags waving.
Hating a man for kneeling
& not pledging
allegiance to upholding
instead of holding their own people accountable.
The psychological damage
Of centuries of having to manage
Being at “home” with no keys
To the kingdom your Ancestors built…