“Countries” Are Not Needed Anymore

©2019 by Alice Walker

 

“Countries” are not needed anymore.

They were formed

To govern the flow of goods:

Humans, Cattle

Oil

Bananas

And Gold.

Mostly gold.

And now they are disappearing.

Look at a few of those

Near you.

They thought they were

Real countries;

They thought

They would last forever.

They had a song, they had a state house,

they had a flag.

They may have some of those things still

But they are in tatters:

And graves

Of Presidents

Are being robbed.

 

What do we learn?

 

Give up all hope

Of being anything,

Eternally, except perhaps

Nonbeing

As who or what you are

now.

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