I Protest!

I protest!
the reality
you have
falsely fashioned for
me without my
free consent

your small vision
firmly fencing in
my cherished choices
with false facts
and desperate measures

a narrowed view
of nature
as nothing more
than your weak word
against the world’s wisdom

this constant correction
of all that is
already perfect
purely without your
needless interpretation

one vile view
of whole humanity
and humanness
under the guise
of ultimate understanding

vapid minds
weakened with big ideas
that defy and denigrate
the clear definition
of love and
all that is holy

all need for blood
to fill the hunger
of the mighty and mistaken
from those who bleed out
each day’s suffering

that I must
resist each renewed struggle
with the same flaming vigor
for less and less real

righteous reward

I protest!

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