A Poeme, Savages

SAVAGES
 

cultures are not a flavour
a historical buffet
a people’s history is not an asthetic
nor are our rituals
(borne of nourishing survival
through intense pain)
 a prop for you to wear,
a plaything.
You do not get to rip the skins off
our stories, our lives, 
and weave them into your own
look at your own murderous cultures
for inspiration and appropriation
look at yourself for uncivilized savagery