Ourselves

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…as we proceed across fenced-in ghetto landscapes and through urban and suburban war zones infested with drugs and weapons designed to infiltrate homes like cockroaches; as we proceed through flooded wastelands comprised of failure—failure of the community, of elected officials, failures of mothers and fathers—a tangled mess of failed systems with THIS PLACE (and places like it) as the webbed epicenter; as we proceed through blighted examples of failed capitalism, failed cold-war policy, failed environmental and social policies, and failed educational infrastructures; as we proceed through desolate, insignificant prairies reserved for shattered generations of people, through packed penitentiaries full of history’s patsies; as we proceed we must look closely lest we overlook the mirrors of time, for EVERYWHERE we find ourselves.

 

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