penny slot machines…

the coins have faces
users never notice them
they’re just shoved into
the slot like souls into war
for users’ personal gain

 

for aztec gods…

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flags
like
aztec gods
demand
human sacrifice
all
combatants are
but
concubine
for the high priest
of
global wealth
these
warriors
wives
and
friends
are
offerings to the gods
human bodies
placed
upon the altar
of allegiance
hearts
ceremonially
removed
beating
hearts
held high
for the gods
to see
so the gods
can be
appeased
and
continue
our
way of life
just
as
centuries
before
and though
the codex
has change
all else
remains
the same

the bone carver…

bone carver

his carvings
can be found
almost everywhere
though
not rare
each piece
exacts
a high price
for
a human life
must be sacrificed
to provided
the stock
from which
he shapes
his wealth
this primal matter
is what makes
his sculptured
death masks
all
so dear
to his patrons
patrons
of the art
of wealth
through
war
who
move through
granite tiled halls
adorned
with plaques
praising those
who
died in battle
protecting
the mythical theology
of
freedom
and
justice
for all
but
really
who
just collected
the carver’s
trade staples
of
human bones