Stranger Danger

January 18, 2021

-Nathalie Ramirez

The enemy comes close

There’s lies on his breath

His mask: his own face

Tripping and smoking

Lung inhalation

Filling with carbon

Making more carbon

A fly on strike

No longer on the wall

Gnats flying around my head

Bigger than before

Making so much noise

I can’t hear myself think

I feel like I’m waiting

For things to get better

But they stay the same

Waiting for an absolution

I need a floatie

I’m drowning

Is there a life guard on duty

There she is

Wait it’s me


The sauce is weak

I’m startled I’m not drunk

Ever sober with the same story

Stories of deceit


Heinous acts

Is it up to us all?

Or only a few?

Required for sanctuary

Will everyone be in purgatory?

Waiting for heaven to be ready

Or do we all need to do our part?

Abstaining from crimes against animals

That we are responsible for

Taking care of them

Not eating them

Yet we get mad

When our own treatment is equalled

By those taking care of us

Ignorance is bliss they say

But the unknown brings fear

leading down a spiraling tunnel

The unknown can also bring hope

Depending on the person

On their level of faith

And/or paranoia

So we sit here waiting

What else can we do?

The guillotine sparkles and shines

And we buy tickets to be the first in line

To see the hydra’s heads fall to our feet

Screaming and moaning

Fighting for life

The restless body now sleeps

#calixtosgarden #plantingseeds #wordplay #weareallresponsibleforwhereweare

Published by Nathalie Ramirez

My love for humanity, and for the planet, has set me on a path of healing through love, compassion, and understanding. I'm originally from a big city in the big state of Texas, making my personality quite large. I then landed in a small town that's out-of-puzzles gorgeous where people still wave at each other when coming across each other in the street. This transition has helped my development and tried relationships with distance and sacrifice. I have 2 beautiful boys, Silas and Declan, and their loving father, Curtis, who make my world go round. My political views all stem from wanting to protect this beauty in all its forms.

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