Of Opium and People

“Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.” – Karl Marx

Of religion, all Marx said, we are
the heart, the sigh, the soul: we are
the oppression, soullessness and heartlessness: we are
the creature, the world, the condition: we are
and that’s pretty much what’s so fucked about it
without us, it’d be perfect and unquestioned
the cause of no strife or division
without our sighs, souls and hearts
our heartless, soulless oppressions
without us creatures
the condition of the world
would be opium without people
a flower freed from fate’s fire


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