A Food-Based System

Armando Jaramillo Garcia

Black ops kept me up all night
Wondering how long I could scratch that spot
And make it seem like it’s someone else
Bored with their sense of self
They’re bringing about a change
Of pace of command of exercises that range
From the physical to the psychic
Hoping to make it stick
A big part of anything is how stupid we are
How prone to a design of carbon-based stars
Turning our heads instead of our minds
Glorified depictions of bloody crimes
I’m looking now at a food-based system
How each edible element confounds freedom
Sugar corrupting every thought that coffee
Then has to undo with glee
Okay okay there's another way around it all
Remembering holidays but refusing to call
Until the very moment the end unravels
The loose end untrammeled