Against liberal politics [for Amiri Baraka]

Against the bourgeois comfort

against the sexism

against the ignorance

of the vocabulary that remains “objective”

but actually perpetuating the stereotypes

against the people

who don’t understand what it is like

to be a target

a target

a target

of sexism

of racism

of homophobia

of Islamophobia

against the cycles of violence

to systematic pain

they do not know

they

are

full

of

s-h-i-t

Living

in a world

where

the NSA

the CIA

And every other “A”

produces a precocious talent

for the expurgation of insatiable appetites

for the annihilation of salacious thoughts

for the extermination of congenial memories

Instead,

we should

envisage a movement

where we can assuage

our desire

to rebuke the state

and relish our memories.

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