Drought Rock

There was a time
Before the war
that took our world
When we used to laugh
Our hearts on our sleeves
Love tattooed

on starry eyes
There— our first kiss

there—we made love


there—we went our separate ways
Then suddenly
Our incessant vibrant palate
became muted




dull




colorless
And our playground
Became a city lost
To the endless wasteland
of broken spirits
This ghost town of forgotten memory
Rainbow of
concrete rainfall
Forces us to take shelter
like a prisoner banished


to solitary
The rain became a tempest
Show them compassion
and they’ll defile your world
Draining

every last drop of honey

from your fingertips
How many suffer
How many fear

How many questioned authority


only to lay waste to the insurrection



after the death of their brothers?
We have brought it upon ourselves
Human installments of






racism





greed






hate
Human neglect



sorrow

and pain
Our bruised bodies
And tumultuous pasts
Mean nothing to them
They

who ask us to fit the mold


from the time of our birth
To conform
To forget individuality

Who are you to act so righteously?
I say fuck conformity
Let us paint a canvas of

beauty


and unique voice
Let us sojourn to relive forty years past

1969


Let us start a revolution





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