Tar Sands

from by Leila Adu

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Tar Sands

I take it with me,
A bubble of black gold,
A voodoo sack to go, god willing
Country-sized holes in my life
Friends are all I have to show
Beacons of light n’ muddy soles

Drilling into tar
Sands and bloody war
Nuclear bonts
NAZDAQ guns
Child is gone, deal is done

I’m going on holiday
Gonna sunbathe my troubles away
So my pen, can cut a page again
and move on

I bathe in music today
to wash the pain away
Eyes are peeled, like an onion skin,
no surprises

Button up your mouth
for what I’m about to say
Stupidity is a silly word
but pride and vanity go a long way
I’ve seen the coward in the mouth of the wolf
And the fear and the blame
Kindness starts only with the self
Care for the mind every day

Drilling into tar
Sands and bloody war
Nuclear bonts
NAZDAQ guns
Child is gone, deal is done
Separated from Mum
Ignorant business men c*nts
Screwing up planet earth
For more genocide births
I take it with me
A crownful of black dignity
I look at you, from my throne in the clouds, and fly on

Starving seraphim babes
with their cherubim graves
We fly on Jimmy’s waves

And the cholera knaves
While you design death games
We fly on Jimmy’s waves
We fly on

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from flowers, or die, released February 8, 2020

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