And..did you want this?

Do you like Charles Dickens,
are you even still there?

jeezeuz which satisfies Zeus
because these days is not like
the old days
when we could write shit and
get away with it,

no one fukin listens
look at India,
they’re cutting off the internet
keeping it internal
killing off indigenous
but isn’t India
the Mother, eternal?

well
they’re
killing everything and everyone
and
we don’t see the long
knives
we can only feel them.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.