canadian branding…

canadian branding

a common process
to
identify ownership
the first step
is
always
to
separate calves
from
the herd
to
neutralize herd influence
this can be
accomplished
by
placing calves
in
separate locations
or
on
calf tables
or
similar devices
think of it
as
sending the calves
off to school
next
apply the hot iron to skins
burning
into their minds
a deep sense of being owned
as for pain
the
duration
of
pain
for any given calf
is
unknown
but
there may be
lifelong effects
as for
mortality rates
due
to trauma
that is
unknown
examination of one site
unearthed
215 bodies
extrapolation
to
other sites
may be
comparable
but
that’s the price
of
social uniformity
as
supported
by
the adoption
of
these procedures
worldwide

 

 

this land ain’t your land…

From CWMartin Image Collection

contrary
to
what that song
told you
this
ain’t your land
never
was
your forefathers
showed up
without
a passport
or
work visa
and
proceeded
to
lay claim to
anything
and
everything
they coveted
and when
we said
wait a minute jack
they
started shooting us
in order
to
save our heathen souls
seems
like
someone
misread the text
but
let me digress
all
i really
want to say
in this age
of
walls
is
get the hell out
of
my country

unlawful maritime arrivals…

unlawful maritime arrivals

assumptions of
civility
and
nonviolence
were made
no one
originally
thought
a code of behaviour
would be necessary
but without
a written document
breaches of
our
code of behaviour
have resulted
in
many deaths
and
to our exile
into undesirable
territories of the country
who could’ve guessed
that
european pilgrims
while praising
their god
could be
so
violent

an act of conscience…

act of conscience

the brown bag prophet
looking over
a discarded
wall street journal
said
it’s good
that german art dealer’s son
is thinking
about returning
looted jewish art
wonder
if the vatican
and
other nations
are considering
returning
the looted gold
and
precious jewels
taken
during
salvation missions
from the world’s 
indigenous people
no need
to ask about
returning
the stolen land
that ain’t gonna happen
maybe
they’ll give them
10 cents on the dollar
for land

franklin…

he was
a part-time
philosopher
and full-time drunk
dispensing
sage advice
prophecies
and
profanity
with the same
propensity
asking
me
on more than
one occasion
while
carefully
balancing
his
brown paper bag
if it’s
true
that museums
have to return
stolen antiquities
to
indigenous peoples
how come
the
gold
ain’t returned
by the
church