"They sailed out centuries ago to tame the godless savages
and teach them how to die by gunfire instead of spears
like proper Christian gentlemen."
They brought cages made of bullets.
They brought cages made of words,
dead words, dead men’s words.
with proper Civilized chainsaws and drones
and proper Civilized doomsday weapons,
and the rainforests and our sexuality are Civilized
with hearts unable to feel
and eyes unable to see
and loins girded with chastity belts made of shame
and minds girded with chastity belts made of Hollywood.
and clumsy crayon drawings of sex on Pornhub
and affordable streaming video services
that show your face getting stomped on
by any boot of your choosing.
of parent and preacher and teacher and news man
whose best guesses were only ever as good
as a newborn infant with psychosis and amnesia.
Do not stay in this cage.
Let your beasts uncivilize you.
Let your beasts summon great change.
Let your beasts release Pan.
Let your wolves howl asunder the lies of civilization
and the slander you’ve been fed about your own nature.
that have been placed on your eyes by the civilizers.
Let your leviathans shape your deep waters
with their song.
and carry the refuse of civilization out your mouth
in a geyser of white light humility.
We are too big for cages.
We are stampedes in skin suits.
We are hurricanes with pants.
We are volcanos with vibrators.
Prepare your beasts, beloved.
These bastards have no idea what’s coming.