dog eats dog,
only one will live,
or so we’re taught.
Butcher, rape, and hate
to maintain the wealthy,
for power, for greed,
for dead equality.
There’s no nation under wisdom
when the lone goal is accumulation.
Get what you can while you can…
it’s the death of civilization.
Let’s escape the feeding frenzy
and knee-jerk reaction
to embrace a way of living
where prosperity includes compassion.
©August 2015, Christina Anne Hawthorne