Poetry: In Times Like These

Source: Caitlin Johnstone, Rogue Journalist
by Caitlin Johnstone

“In times like these / when nuclear warheads are being moved into position, / when weapons manufacturers can’t keep up with the demand, / when the pundits are making everyone stupid and crazy, / when it’s hard to remember Assange’s face but you can’t turn on a screen without seeing Zelensky, / when our culture is manufactured on conveyor belts in New York, Hollywood, Arlington and Langley, / when everything’s fake but the bombs and blockades, / when it feels like we’re rocketing toward armageddon next to Jeff Bezos in a space suit, / when it feels like the angels have become smack addicts but have to settle for shitty Fentanyl fixes, / when it feels like God got kicked out of the group home and has to sell his plasma and sperm for cash …” (01/20/23)