To cleanse immersed in water heaven’s immaculate channel a native child to be blessed to receive a liquid halo instead is steeped in sewage an offal soup that clogs her nose with toxic waste and week old shit a corporation’s dumped the chemicals it uses to sterilize frying pans and made a cesspool of a river. Instead of holiness, the kid is rendered poisonous. So sad, they overlooked the sign: Don’t swim, don’t drink, don’t even stick your toe inside the water’s just a pot of stink.
From: Vol.09 N.01 – A Poetics of Rights
by Jan Cronos