Of Terrible Victory

List damning and horrible facts regarding a number of vast companies, e.g. Starbuck's, H&M, Wendy's, etc. This is your opening. 

 

Then go into wanting to change, but having these facts stacked against you from the outset. Because simply to be a human being you have to partake in these abominable tragedies. You have to accept that the meals you wear and the clothes you consume like a dog are the flags of terrible victory, the emblems of defeat in far-off countries. 

 

But love is not far off. Feel its weight sagging down in your gut, a stone you swallowed, taken abode in your stomach. Feel that shame fester like a welt, feel guilt like a throb, impounding ache, a guttural vengeance of the soul against what we have wrought. 

 

I cannot sleep at night. I lie awake, dreaming of things free of this: Eden, without the swamps and snakes in the distance, no more Resurrections soon to come: No, I want it now. I want the gods be gone, if they mean we cannot love. 

 

We are trying our best. But it is hardly enough. Change flourishing like grass in a bowl. Change a declaration no one hears. Change a lost epoch, squandered lives of bygone eras. The present sinks into the past, recedes in our minds. It can only go so long. 

 

 

04/01/2017

Vancouver

 

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Starbuck's "illegally maintains its monopoly by barring other coffeehouses from prime downtown high-rises in Seattle and Bellevue through exclusive leases with property owners.” Its "long-term strategy has been to destroy its competition by in-filling downtown Seattle and Bellevue with Starbucks stores and sealing off that market."

 

Don't even get me started on H&M.

 

And finally, behold another bulwark against the dissolution of modern-day slavery: Wendy's.

 

Where is that vengeance inherent to the Universe? Where is the fire and flame that shall settle this for all? My soul like a candle whips but is not lost. I am ready for the eyes. 

 

 

04/02/2017

Halifax

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