Bush Did 9/11

Samantha Geovjian Clarke

The dystopian they of dark hallways,

shadowed mercenaries, cold suits

and earpieces

follows, nagging, despite the high gaslighting

of a world that screams conspiracy!

at anyone who is afraid--

what is the difference between lizard people

and the CIA?

Someday, I may disappear,

and to know that is to fight with integrity.

We make inventions when we see only visions,

the art of the psychic paranoid,

the way there is sometimes more truth in a metaphor

than a newspaper headline.

What is true, and what is truer?

There are prisons, and graveyards, full of people

who would at least agree on one thing:

it’s not for no reason.