[Poetry] Wednesday Night
Aren't you an Econ Bro?
Don't you believe in rational choice?
What’s rational about risking your life?
Did you forget about Pulse?
What’s rational about risking your family?
Who would choose to be oppressed?
Who organized all the masochists
And put them in line
So they could wait to be marginalized?
Is Walmart selling identities now?
Half-off on systemic barriers?
Who has the best deal on pain?
This must be
The capitalist exploitation
You dream of
You actually told me
That I couldn't change your mind.
And what could I do?
Argue to a brick wall?
I had to sit there,
And let you be homophobic,
Thinking you're progressive,
Believing you’ve got cures
To all the world's problems.
You've got poison in your brain.
Years and years of historic oppression.
And you think they're harmless.
You think they're right.
And you won't even try to listen.
Stop hiding behind your neoliberal bullshit.
When you say
And your friends think you're joking.
They think you're a child
Who doesn’t actually know what he’s saying,
Who couldn't possibly mean it,
And you’re always drunk
So they blame it on that too.
You’re not a child.
And you’re responsible
For the things that you say,
And the things that you believe.
I'm holding you accountable now.
I hope they will too.
I cannot be any level of friend
If I even pretend
To be a friend
To the people