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I am tired of starships that go whoosh in space
and fighters that bank through turns in vacuum
and any device in the future that doesn’t
assess the value of reversing the polarity.
I am tired of accepting your ignorance
as the excuse
for the crap they feed me.
That goes double for stock market reports
that pretend the market “tries” to do
this and “wants” to do anything
as though it had a will
and politicians who pretend
that more is ever done
I am tired of pretending that
cooking dinner somehow fails
to heat the planet, tired
of the idea that we can
do things without consequences
tired of being told that nothing
can be done because you
are not ready.
I am truly tired of hearing that your ignorance
is why I listen to lies
all day long.
Copyright 2016 Timons Esaisis. From Why Elephants No Longer Communicate in Greek published by Concrete Wolf. Reprinted by permission of the author.