Bring Us to Our Knees

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By Ryan Hayes

They perpetuate

inequity,

corruption creeps in steadily

and intrepid integrity

is often tainted chemically.

Witness the government’s conception,

a demand for near perfection

leaves us this world that we are left

with bordered by electric fences.

I see most of us will never achieve

a state of sanctity,

but always have as long as we breathe

a fate of latency,

cuz even if we wanna be seen

we gotta date to beat

and a “virtue” bringing us

to our knees is waiting

patiently.