Friday, December 12, 2008

earth note 116

this might not fit here
after all
the ground we claim as habitat
has no owners

under whose ‘authority’
is it claimed?
(who won the last war?)
(which village was massacred?)

this so-called poem
has about as much ‘right’
to ownership
as your friendly or unfriendly
corporate personhood instrument
wall street or main street

dogma won’t convince
my dog
or doggerel
that he isn’t a rightful owner

--- e b bortz

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