Yes, I Do Pledge Allegiance

4th_July_Independence_Day_2013_free_vector_downloads_stock_graphics_wallpapers_and_desktop_backgrounds-12From RioRamirez.com:

I pledge allegiance:
until today,
no idea what it truly meant
but I choir the abstraction
with my unlettered family and friends,
we ask and ask and ask,
“What does it mean, this *allegiance*?
And why pledge something that eludes
even our largest musing?”


Allegiance:
the term is so Franco and Mussolini,
Hitler and Netanwhatshisname

I pledge allegiance:
someone in black robes and a bottom-heavy cross
of fool’s gold
commanded that I moralize their script
and repeat it over and over
until it spilled in tongues,
in every known language, intercourse and dispatch,
until it was 10M colors of a dark rainbow,
seen only in active black holes

I pledge allegiance
to a group of men,
black rats huddled behind a sinister
curtain of putrid oil and animal curd

I pledge allegiance
to those who chain me to the walls
of my own beautiful reasoning

I pledge allegiance
to teachers who withdraw my natural instincts
into a heavy glass syringe
and replace them with institutional memories
of grayscale hues and brittle clay figurines

I pledge allegiance
to the $35 overdraft fee
that put me -$35.29 in a deep hole,
but it saved the collapse of my bank
by exactly $35,
and not one penny over,
so they praised me in the evening standard,
morning dispatch and something-something times

I pledge allegiance
to Cardinal Bisphenol A in all my food containers,
and to his other 427 carcinogenic ecclesiasticals
not listed on the packaging label
because they take up such space,
all those Latin nobiliaries, you know

I pledge allegiance
to the Flag of the United States of America,
a corporation suspended on eggshells
in Rome that serves the interests
of shareholders who wish me dead
but leap en masse for my last remaining nickel
as it rolls on down the potted highway
to St. Louis and Mesquite and Berkeley

I pledge allegiance
to the Flag of the United States of America,
a wholly owned subsidiary of a Romish cult
that has enslaved me for thousands of years,
wearing the polyester drape of sheep
and baring silver fang and ivory claw

I pledge allegiance
to the Flag of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands,
but wait—a republic!?
They had us believe such a lie,
put it in writing,
a faux Declaration of thisnthat,
speckled with barely legible
chicken-scratches from unknown signatories,
a giant fuck-you to George the Big Kahuna No. 3,
encouraged us to build and toil,
until its mass and energy
consumed all beneath it,
the sum energy stored as future potential

I pledge allegiance
to the Flag of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one Nation under God—
Who!?
Jmmanuel Sananda tells us there are many gods
and they are not of Mother Earth
Those who claim this false God blaspheme
The Laws of Creation and the Universe

I pledge allegiance
to the Flag of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one Nation under God,
indivisible—
we are a single impotence
of undefined dreck and grunge,
easily prodded and steered,
mixed with chaff,
the excrement collected
and re-fed to us,
an endless cycle of savings

I pledge allegiance
to the Flag of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one Nation under God,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.
Liberty!?
Along with freedom,
merely a two-dimensional independence
with yellow teeth of numerous cavities
that all gleam on parchment
Justice is reserved only for the elite,
while the fringe bathe in and feast on
the illusion of a force-fed reality,
fortified with counterfeit Chinese vitamins,
GMO beans of Señor Juan Valdez,
Indonesian single malt
under Scottish trademark,
and a spangle of stars
and stripes a-tatter

Yes, I do pledge allegiance to
The Laws of Creation and the Universe,
the only true god and lord, queen and king
They hold us as one,
quantoretto infinitum,
the only palpable indivisible fabric
of republican bonds

All else a mere forgery of lies and deceit,
a yoke of oppression finally lifted this grand day. . . .