tiistai 2. kesäkuuta 2009

Cut-up (Athens)

Violent riots erupted in Athens on Saturday evening after the police
used tear gas
used life-threatening tear gas
used water cannons and tear gas
used excessive force
used a taser
used a stun gun
used a weapon
used a fire-arm
used a weapon and a dog
used their expanded rights to telesurveillance
took advantage of the 5 557 days
used 7000 hours to surveillance
used text messages
used offensive tactics
used offensive language
used their right to remain silent
it is silent
we live here
in an incomprehensible, black vacuum
where
the riots in Athens lasted the whole night and spread in addition to Thessaloniki
to the past and to the future
we close our eyes from the riots
we close our eyes from the present
we close our eyes from the past and from the present
we close our eyes from the lies
we close our eyes from the truth
we close our eyes instinctively when hit
we close our eyes from the violence
we close our eyes from the early signs of violence
we close our eyes from the abuse near us
we close our eyes from our loved ones
we close our eyes from globalization
we close our eyes from the changes
we close our eyes from the facts
we close our eyes from the reality
we close our eyes from the evidence
we close our eyes from the problems
we close our eyes from the shortcomings
we close our eyes from our own mistakes
we close our eyes from our way of life
we close our eyes from a scary thing
we close our eyes from disturbances in reality
we close our eyes from the welfare society
we close our eyes when burying our head in the sand
we close our eyes from that the prosecutor department has a serious resource problem
we close our eyes when we die
we close our eyes from everything
and we no longer
live here
in the sparking, wet vacuum.

(Original poem in Finnish)