Open Our Eyes Again – Written April 2021 (Aged 46)

Open Our Eyes Again

power looks to consolidate
its power
and it looks,
to disenfranchise others
yet, people still believe –
the powerful-
will do the best for them
that it has their –
best interest at heart
yet people –
still vote for the abuse
as if actual choice –
is somehow obtuse
as if the bolts and screws
are always loose
power looks to consolidate
the power
and yet, despite –
our rights being shovelled –
and buried
no one –
appears particularly worried
will we open our eyes again

James Garratt – April 2021

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