With hypocrites leading our


while guns run the schools;

How can the children avoid

being fucked up?

(don't answer that)

With men dying for causes they don't

believe in,

all for the photo-op worthy ideal of


while people try to draft laws

for the limits of love;

How can we not be thought of as


(don't answer that)

Life has been manufactured

and processed

into an assembly line.

Churning and cranking out


and variations on the ideal citizen.

What happened to the individual,

self-recognition and appreciation,

the soul?

Neighbor against neighbor,

husbands and wives, fathers and


mothers and sons; split

by the great

political divide? Don't call us the

'United States'

anymore; for that paragon

of society has


to be.