man of steel

all of these deluded people mill around you
if only they listened they could be cool just like you
if only they tried hard enough to be like you
they’d be better people and have what you have to
so you tug at their bootstraps and yell in their faces
make guidelines and diagrams to put them through the paces
and anyone who challenges you is a monster
they hate your happiness forever and after
life could be easier for them if they followed
your way instead of the pain that they always swallowed
you’ve got solutions and answers for everything
it’s easier not to feel anything
but you find in this oblivion no shelter
and your grinding teeth belie your whispered whatever
you can fool the whole world to believe all your lies
it’ll make them feel better and not be despised
they’ll experience the thrill of being valued by someone
and have one great big orgy before armageddon
it matters sure it does and makes a big difference
while justice and nature stare with blind indifference

and the wolves pick you off one by one by one
some by poison some knives and some by guns
but by far what seems to be the most satisfying
is getting you to kill each other while denying

dependent robots devoid of any reason
whizzing and whirring like it’s open season
convinced of your importance but lacking will
thinking you’ve power over death just because you kill

but try to live without your batteries
destined for the junkyard at victory
this is why you have robot apocalyptic fantasies
because in those steel eyes it’s yourself you see

reduce it to serve baser urges
reuse the canned hype and then begin the purges
enslave the masses and recycle their ashes
no matter how you scream you all kiss our asses

you give us the pain that we need to be strong
and we give you who to blame for all the world’s wrong
like water into wine is your vinegared honey
you give us your hate and then throw us your money

you do your clear damndest to convince us you’re machines
and then when we believe you well then we’re being mean
if i thought it would do you some good i’d keep howling
but to you any sound from our kind feels like growling

just remember one thing while you’re banding together
it’s not such a good idea to play at being a predator
if you lack the requisite testicular fortitude
mind your attitude


it’s been awhile since the first words were written
a little less but still long since the dragon was bitten
even less but still long since angels burned
and some years thereafter arrogance was unlearned

we are all mortal in this we are equal
but some are more mortally short sighted people
if you could not find peace or make yourself be well
think before dragging others to your hell

for some of us don’t like the flavor of slavery
granted it’s consistent but just not as savory
freedom for you is freedom for us
so don’t break the trust or you’ll suffer like one of us

when we put our head up someone tries to strike it
so don’t volunteer for this unless you like it
if you think you’re superman enough to beat the system
you can’t go running back under it’s skirt like a victim

if your answer to challenges when things get informal
is to domesticatedly bleat that more right = more normal
if you do expect some snickers from your newfound mates
we’re fewer and less agreeable but we all relate

with acceptance we all learn which switches to flip
crawl back to your nanny and have a nice trip



My pronouns are whatever you're comfortable with as long as you speak to me with respect. I'm an Afruikan and Iswa refugee living in Canaan. That's African American expat in Israel in Normalian. I build websites, make art, and assist people in exercising their spirituality. I'm also the king of an ile, Baalat Teva, a group of African spirituality adherents here. Feel free to contact me if you are in need of my services or just want to chat.

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