an epitaph for justice


who is mammon
but the beast who devours flesh
that which seeks
to deface the image of God

who is mammon
but the king of property
offering temptation
in exchange for fresh life

who is mammon
but the great objectifier
power to transform
life into meaningless bits

who is mammon
but the man who believes
that a piece of rock
is worth more than the thief who steals

depart from me
for I was hungry, and you said I was lazy and took away my food stamps
I was thirsty, and you poisoned my water with lead and gas
I was a refugee, and you built a wall to keep me out
naked, and you masturbated at my image
a criminal, and you demanded that I lay dying in the streets