God, Family & Country

God, Family & Country

freedom from any god
freedom from any fucking flag
and freedom 
from a flag waving
god fearing
family

how else
can i properly think
and feel
without freedom
from this trinity
straining
to coerce me
into seeing them all 
as extraordinary
and exceptional
instead of
just
something else?

how else
can i think or feel
without rejecting
the trinity
whose charms
so easily
seduce and intoxicate
most everybody 
else?

how else
can i be free
from the minted and perfumed
from the dolled up
made up
red carpeted versions
of all that shit
which is all
they 
as the trinity
ever want me
to know?

how else
can i protect myself
from the rage
of being disappointed
from their bad breath
in the morning
and the horror and lies
underneath
all the 
red carpet
glamour?

how do i protect myself
from the rage and hate
and fear
and their consequences
at being so willfully
and deliberately 
deceived?

it's so trite
it's become memetic
in whatever form
on t-shirts
bumper stickers
little wooden
painted 
faux rustic plaques
nailed to a wall
"god, family and country"
or
"god, family and flag"
or ...........

such demeaning
trite slogans
hating them
must mean
i hate
god
family 
and country
too

for fuck's sake
this must be insanity
for hating
the complexity
of it all
condensed
into such 
an idiotically
infantile
trinity
of 
god
family
and 
country

is it nihilistic
to reject
and hate
god
family
and country?

is it nihilistic
to hate the hollowness
of slogans
in favor
of the complexity
of what's real?

is it nihilistic
not knowing what's real
but feeling
and thinking
with relative certainty
it's not
so easily
packaged
in insultingly
vapid and trite
slogans or memes?

is it nihilistic
sacrilegious
to reject them
as the holy
trinity?

for what is left
when they're abandoned?

maybe everything
which is to be feared
and condemned
under the monikers
of nihilism and sacrilege
or embraced
and celebrated
under the moniker
of freedom

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