From head to toe … infested.
Infected with seeds of divisiveness that have lived uncorrected.
Manifested in every moment our collective psyche
Likely … neurotically attached to fearfully living disconnected.
We roam pathways unknown covering simplicity with complexity.
Irresponsibly conditioned we slap definitions on others reflexively.
Welcome to America’s heartland.
A place where guns and ignorance
Make a marriage that defies intelligence.
Where suffering can be rendered invisible
And in the face of prosperity poverty becomes – unlivable.
Where we turn a blind eye to the deaths of innocent Muslim children
and defense contractors literally … make a killing.
However childish all of this happens to be
Seemingly revolving endlessly
Are you willing to roam the psyche
For what might be
New ways of living and loving?
New ways of perceptually engaging,
Behaving with an open heart?
That’s simply a start
But we have to …. start.
Ready, set … I don’t know if we’re ready to go.
It could be that we don’t truly want to be free, absolutely.
We want the structures to be fixed
Not realizing that they are already … fixed.
The shift – transformative mutation of mind
Is a matter of consciousness.
Are we willing … to look?
To begin the end and live anew?
Renew the heart-land?