A few bad apples

The people who say,

“There’s just a few bad apples”

refuse to look at 

the roots of the trees, refuse 

to believe the soil tests

refuse to believe 

that those apples aren’t rotten,

refuse to believe 

that all the apples 

are fresh, that trees were planted 

in toxic soil and now 

the apples grow as 

they were supposed to, toxic

right down to the core,

can we really expect more? 

But for so long we’ve eaten 

at this orchard, it’s

nourished us and helped us all 

to flourish in life

and we keep buying apples

and they’re even more toxic 

than before, but we

can’t see the toxicity, 

how could we notice 

the orchards toxic when we 

refuse to look at ourselves? 

It’s easy to say, 

there’s a rotten one now and 

then, it’s easy to 

pretend the rest of them are

healthy, and that we are too

but it matters not 

what we do. Change the farmer 

the fruits still the same, 

and toxic apples make pie

that’s absolutely to die 

for, no use pointing 

fingers and shifting blame, it’s 

a shame we can’t taste 

the poison that were hooked on,

but we can’t go on without 

it, we can’t go on 

without buying these apples 

and eating this pie

and living this lie that there

are just a few bad apples


About soitgoes1984

I live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean in the Hawaiian Kingdom which is currently illegally occupied by the American government. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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