Another word for obstruct
The word Yemen
is a lemon, in government mouths
while the poor covet a vaccine for covid-19.
Hospitals strafed silent prisons broken into. I
war is always public murder, but
they won’t let you watch it on TV.
they only feed us Malthusian economics here
and suspicious radar illusions,
of American military bases, frontier forts
because brown skin must be continually
brutalized. and the Red sea
is not the Mississippi
and it’s 9/11. all the time.
but if the word Yemen stays in your mouth long enough, after
a while it becomes yellow bile.
and you begin to choke