You Is Defiant

If unloved, all privileges and rights
lost and none blink a Cyclopean eye
in the sociopathic façade of pretense

God-fearing assholes who offer help
and a dollar, long as you’ve spent lives
the cost ten times more than any volunteer

Their approach amounts to a belief
that since we’re all going to die, what’re
you going to do sit alone in a room so

Since you’re unoccupied it’s do what
you know you should be slave to, you’re
not busy anyway with no life you should

Not escape otherwise we deserve your help
cause who do you think you are, anyway
being superior to nothing than us simple

Passive bullies of family society Church
Temple or some other dressed-up lie
masquerading as more than nothing, you

Mean you defy us in the name of silence
your self as that huge No, that negative
crutch rules crippling the true Yes away

From the noise and buzz of idiots, morons
who show no idea of who you are, might
become in a living tribute to the dying, dead

And dumb

©Dean Baker

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