Methadone democracy

by Niklas Stepehenson

America,

the antisemitic and racist

pipe bomb laying nation

screaming idiocy of blind anger and hate,

with the destructive bomb hurling exceptionalism

and death for democracy bullshit

and innocence killing which should be

the death of you ,

but the people are too stupid

and preoccupied with themselves

and their entertainment

and materialism

and possessions

and drinks and passivity

and identity seeking begging for heroes

that they can’t bring your end.

America,

you are the passed out drunk asshole

we drew swastikas on,

“the backdoor man”,

hooting and hollering

some irreprehensible bullshit

at his peak getting on everyone’s nerves

and we secretly hope

you choke on your own puke.

America,

you are the fiend, the junkie on methadone democracy

that isn’t allowed

to consume its white supremacist

totalitarian rule any longer,

a shot of humanism would burn you up,

the capitalist state

has control of your addiction.

America,

your libraries are full of lies

and innocent tears like Ginsberg’s;

when will you begin to acknowledge

the suffering you have

brought upon the world?

Niklas “Manik” Stephenson is a German American writer and poet currently living in Speyer, Germany. He has published three chapbooks of poetry with Analog Submission Press and self-published a novel, “Bloodbursts,” available on Amazon. In his spare time, he provocates whoever and whatever he can and finds peace with his wife, son and family. Instagram @_manikbloc_

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