Truth is my Compass, & Wisdom my Helm.

once you know, you cannot un-know. once you have seen, you can never un-see. once you have allowed yourself to feel, you are freed from silence; for the submergence of one's truth only births havoc within the self.

May I not burn the flower I wish to water with words sharp enough to slaughter.

Zisa Aziza

Begun or Outdone?

The Empire is falling
The Empire is falling

March until you reach truth’s arch
Then realize that idealism is parch

The Empire is falling
The Empire is falling

The cretinous children of entitled dreams
Believe they can forestall the conversion of regimes

The Empire is falling
The Empire is falling

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We are the keepers of life; the magistrates of that which must be consecrated and protected from evisceration—love is our ammunition.

Zisa Aziza

The Plantation

I’m walking through the plantation
In search of my salvation

Everything I find and see
Is living in a dying sea

I’m walking around trying to tell people,
Trying to tell people

The more you chase for that dollar
The harder you chase for that dollar
The tighter that noose gon’ get

I’m walking around trying to tell people,
Trying to tell people

We hanging off trees by the dollar
Steady working by the hour

I’m just saying what been known—ya life is on loan
It ain’t something you really, really own

I’m walking around trying to tell people,
Trying to tell people

Greed is our master
Killing this planet faster

All the money in the world
Can’t buy us a new world

I gotta tell ya,
I, I gotta tell ya

The more you chase for that dollar
The harder you chase for that dollar
The tighter that noose gon’ get

You betta act like you heard
You betta act like somebody told you something

I’m telling ya

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Jonesing

The Nation,
loves the slave

But the Corporation,
fucks the grave

Nuclear Daydream

I feel the Earth calling me
With sweet hymns to run oversea

Hitchhiking my way beyond the border
Fleeing the Global North and its disorder

I want to make love to land
With the caress of my hand

Rescind the Amerikan passport
And with rivers and soil I cavort

Atomic Reset

From Three Mile Island to Chernobyl to Fukushima,
Industrialization looking like emphysema and edema 

If the glitter of pseudo-modernization
Ensures our collective extermination

Is the illusion more precious than life?

(My) Womb

A vehicle,
never to be used

Any life transported,
will be misused

Clandestine Operatives

Even darkness labors
In the pursuit of light

Love thy neighbors
As they hasten the night

The sky awaits the unbinding of my wings, for how could I soar with knotted limbs.

Zisa Aziza

Old World

I sip and savor you
As worlds are born anew

Many stillborn, and few true