I don’t want to be in debt to this.

I don’t want to be in debt to this
to a thought
to a territorial institution
to an idea of Country
to an idea of people.

I must work
to pay out
for water
for food
for electricity
for heat
for shelter
upon land
that once was finder keepers
then claim for the slaughter
now we think we have it right
paying for parcels of red.

We have small homes
like my own
and then we have those that are large
paying in as they need
taking claim to space
their minds ruin us
why wouldn’t it ruin another planet
another place
if they build it
and live upon it
it’ll die
as this one will
used up
abused it is
because they take
and they say their sayings
“be happy with what you have”
isn’t that easy
when you have a home chef
with no debate
about what you can afford for dinner?
Then there’s the rest of us.

Thanks for reading.
-Temperamentally Tina

Published by Tina

I am a mother that is passionate about early education and a person that relieves stress through art, and writing.

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