Thursday, 27 July 2017

unsure

unsure of how the state
might become
in the event of a revolution

or even just
a sharp turn in voting habits
towards significant
social liberalism
and
economic socialism

and fearing
things may be just as bad
if not worse
than they are today

hard though that is to imagine

it happened in Russia and China

I adopt the practice
of withdrawing
as far as possible
from the state
the media
and the economy

it is a shallow protest
an insignificant shift

and it is as much
if not more so,
for my mental wellbeing
than a political gesture

but being unsure of human behaviour
it is the conclusion
of my many decades of deliberation
on this matter

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