“Some Things Need Saying”

There ain’t no such thing as

an epiphany
no “revelation” on what life
could or should be
There’s only struggle
Be it by sweat, or be it by blood…
that’s the only thing ever going to bring about change
or, progress
as some been known to call it
Yeah, I too, once
loved a good epiphany
Especially when I thought it’d been
ordained by some deity
Took me a long while to learn
That an epiphany…that
ain’t nothing but a fancy way of saying
“God’s Best Lies”
Lies that will make us lazy, at best
and complicit, at worst
As a wise ex-slave once (somewhat) said:
“There ain’t no progress without struggle”
And praying for your freedom he said…
it ain’t going to happen
Unless of course…
You “pray with your feet.”

Marty Zupan is a a foundry worker from Seattle. He can be reached at martinlzupan@yahoo.com. Read other articles by Marty.