Manufactured Conclusions: Poetry


A Protest is an Effect,
not a Cause

For the Cause 
is carrying the weight of that last stick
of the American Dream
on our shoulders

As it collapses under the strain
to reveal the broken back
of an institutional system
of stark inequality

It is far easier to 
dismiss with a wave of the hand
than it is to acknowledge
the preventable causes
that lead to the fires of  this rage

So those manufactured conclusions
are readily supplied by an
infrastructure more than ready
to justify its own greed.

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