A Poem by Rachid Salomon
The African said, “Why does everyone lock their doors in this country? It’s spring. It’s October. Are the people not safe?”
The woman from Ecuador said, “The poverty here is of the spiritual kind.”
The woman from Viet Nam said, “I feel something I cannot describe. I’ll have to describe it through music.”
Yet Monsanto and Dow Chemical thrive and divide and destroy the fabric of this place.
Empires come and empires go. America, your time is near. Be warned.
Monsanto has christened you with the holy waters of sin and Dow Chemical has brought great evil to your hearts.
This is why you grow obese.
This is why you are getting sicker.
This is why I have taken a moment to warn you from my place across the water.