Galley slaves


Truth is a convenient statement

for those who wish to control

the agenda and make sure

that we all follow its way,

like ancient Roman galley slaves

who row and row and move their oars,

and believe that sometime they will be free;

but today we are slaves of another kind,

and our oars are the way we live

as consumers in this consumed world,

and like those ancient Roman slaves

we exist in the great boat of progress

which we can enter but never leave.