Mayan Sacrifice by Bradley Mason Hamlin

the
cool thing
about
living
in

2012

is that
we
made it

past the rumors
and metaphors
of 1984

over & beyond
the
space age
dream
of Moon Base Alpha
in 1999

or Arthur C. Clarke’s
2001 monolithic
nowhere zone
where apes rage
against
twinkling stars

we’re not flying around
in cars
like the Jetsons

not yet,
but there’s time
and that’s the
good part

it’s not
the end of the world
but just
the dawning
of a new era

me and you
you and me

the sun always rising
never forgetting
to set
and popping up again
with cornflakes
and cartoons

and
all the aggressive aliens
on Earth
or in Heaven
can just fuck off

we don’t have
time
for their bullshit

as long as
human (or inhuman) politicians
still argue

about

women’s rights
gay privileges
and all the goddamned
liberties
that should be
common sense

instead of …

freedom,
and what the hell
are we
going to do
to make the world
a better place
for everyone …

with less government
and without
raising taxes

I think we
still
have

work to do.

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