Liberty, libertine, whore disguised as lady. You, who once were superfly triumphal top-less warior. Liberty Illuminating the world! Desiccated soul dispatched in boxes to guide those who crossed the ocean. You told sorority and brotherhood to fuck off and took your people to the wrong path. Stopped being a libertarian to become a liberal, and after so many amendments to pretend to be new, you can no longer hide your monstrous face, not even in the darkness you created around yourself. Your godzilic proportions explain: you’re holding hands with the referee to be the bawd of capital, inspiring muse of a rotten country that the whole world wants to be like. Get real! Liberty is never too late… Marianne
Published in “A Criatura: a tribute to the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein or the modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley.”, editora a Zica, Helo Horizonte, 2018.
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