by Renee Molino
As flies to wonton boys
So are we to the gods
They kill us for their sport
Some men use their godlike powers to oppress, enslave, murder the innocent. They are dictators—cavemen skirmishes, crusades, religious fervors, dangerous greed. Not knowing they are loved, they turn to violence.
Victims through the centuries try to run away as fast as they can—often, but not always, they succeed in settling down anywhere on this planet. No time for grief and complaints. Work has to be found, families regrouped. They leave the “whys” to the historians
Most rivers find their way to the sea—when the currents of victims find some peaceful shore, they try to live free. James Agee wrote that, from the heights of a space capsule, the continent of the U.S.A. is an open hand to all—it is our happy duty to survive.
(2004, paperback, 172 pages)
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