Uncle Sam Only Needed Bodies

America is a settler-

colonial state

and it’s full

of hate

and it’s full

of tired, hungry. and poor

and there’s no land left

to steal and settle

so Uncle Sam doesn’t

need anymore.

The tired, hungry, and poor

weren’t welcomed out of love

or out of empathy

or because Uncle Sam could see

their humanity

Uncle Sam only needed bodies,

white bodies,

to fill up settlements

and fill the army ranks

which filled the bank accounts

of men like Rockefeller

and men like Carnegie

don’t you see?

America only needed bodies,

white bodies,

to help kill,

to help conquer,

to help enslave,

to help create a country

where rich white men reign supreme

and black and brown people

are never free

and it’s a locking mechanism

that was built without a key

so it can’t be picked,

or pried open

or salvaged

or fixed

it can only be nixed,

tossed out,

thrown away

and there’s no better time to start

than today….

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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