We are so tired…
Tired out from being harvested
About our “stories”
How the vultures from the art,
Academia, policy makers too
Want to engage with us
Sit down and have a brew
Listening, dissecting explaining
All the while claiming their latest
Art, Plan and Research paper.
You are no different from the property developers
That come and break up an already functional
We don’t need your “expertise”,
Thank you for the opportunity.
I think a conference is what’s needed with
These “lower income groups”.
So we can take notes watching
The bleeding all the while scheming
Would this be a great hook for my latest book?
But I’m learning too
I’m learning to see behind the doublespeak.
I seek the truth behind your deceit.
I will record your every experience
Your horror and shock.
As I turn what you do on its head
Did you know I can write too!
In my latest book there will be an inscription
To those who inspired, those that just took
So thanks for your interest
We are learning to say no.
We are capable enough to create our own show.
On our terms, where no one redefines our truth.
Listen out for us, we plan to raise the roof.
(From Classphemy, 2019).