Poems

Smiles

Open the cage, liberate the hen; end the cruelty, end the war; revive, revive.

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Clay

Emancipating ourselves by preserving life on this planet: if this is what we are dedicated to, then let us stop the killing.

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Leaves

Still falling, covering the ground; already organic matter, already digested by worms; teaching us to love, keeping us alive.

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Capitalism

Deforestation, contamination, desertification, ecological devastation, and definitely not what we need.

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Chains

Global supply chains, global value chains; chains of lifelong exploitation, chains of systemic destruction; chains of full-blown liberation.

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Breathing

Now we can finally revive the revolution; ending racism, ending violence, ending oppression; now we can begin to breathe.

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Holes

Coal, oil, tar sands, fossil gas, fracking, deep-water drilling, open-pit mining, unconventional ways of raping the Earth; stop killing us.

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Pandemic

Shifting goals, shifting strategy, restoring revolutionary responsibility; energy from below, from living systems, from the sun; what had to be done, was finally clear; moving beyond capitalism.

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Coronations

Capitalist food production and a new virus; destroyed habitats and a human host; upside down, inside out; locking down and holding out; death and suffering; profit and inequality; business as usual.

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Cages

Comfortable and affordable cars. How much do they cost? Pollution, impervious surfaces, and destroyed habitats. Where do the roads end? Where life ends: death cages, death cages, death cages abound. Where have the species gone?

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Decades

Now we know that we must heal the ecological rifts, that we depend on you; time for rebellion and time for struggle, high time for revolution; in solidarity with you, a planet somewhere in this galaxy.

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Humanity

Peace rebels; lifelong creators; associated individuals; social revolutionaries; united emancipators; radical democrats; ecological producers; communalist human beings.

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