Thursday, September 8, 2016

Ben Harper Is My Lover - a poem by Navin Harsha Seneviratne


I ended up with two Africa classes this quarter. 
It made me hate conquests of any kind. 
Christianity and commerce. 
Starbucks and European civilization. 
It gave me even more reasons to justify Bob Marley. 
Justify spending 13.50 on dreadlock shampoo. 
Justify making a stand. 
All the while 
Having the option of changing into my red GAP sweater, 
Reading my Bible, 
And drinking the single, tall, caramel machiato 
I'm so addicted to. 
How can I hate a corrupt and powerful nation 
Without hating a system 
I have no intention 
Of leaving?

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