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there are no roads, there is no way
there is no conveyance of waste, we live in shit
there are no safe passages over rivers, no bridges to nowhere, and they are broken there is no solace, sadness is pathology
there is no relief, discomfort is criminal
there are no agreements, safety is fleeting
first do no harm is a polemic, to every notion its opposite
to speak of racism oppresses the racist
to speak of misogyny oppresses men
to speak of keeping children safe unfairly targets those who would do them harm there is no freedom, yet there is no security
there is no water, there is no thirst
there is ambition, yet there is no thirst
there is fear, there is no love
there is hunger, there is the stockpiling of food
there is obscene wealth noted by those hungry at its gates
there are larders with doors that open only inward
there are hospitals with doors that open only outward
there are schools with doors that open only downward
there is History, there are historians who lie
there were books, there is sawdust
there were forests, there is sawdust
there were forests, there are barren hillsides
there were forests, there are dead rivers
there are no forests, there is no life in no forests
there were lions in Europe
there were bison across North America
there were aural maps before Australia
there was Arctic summer ice
Hiroshima was a city of only children
Nagasaki was a city of only saints
in Warsaw only poets lived
cures for cancer were burned in the burning of Dresden
the Congolese hands King Leopold cut off were the hands of great painters
John Africa knew how to preserve pristine water
Sodom and Gomorrah is a prediction
The Book of Job is a pyramid scheme
there were people, there are prisoner numbers
there were people, there are tax identification numbers
there is no tax identification number, there is no person
there is no employment, there is no person
there is no person, there is no person without a home
the house is unoccupied yet there is no room in it for you
the seat is unoccupied yet you do not have a ticket to sit there the seat is occupied, you may not travel
there is no passport, you may not go through
there is a list of those who may not go through, you may go through
there is a list of those in conflict with those who keep the list, you are not on the list there is the presence of Security personnel, there is no security
there is the absence of freedom, there is the obsession with the presence of freedom there are prisons in the absence of schools
there are salesmen in the absence of physicians
there is talk in the absence of discourse
in the absence of music there is noise

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from Elegies & Litanies - Keir Neuringer, released October 23, 2020

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