In The Name Of by Adam Horovitz

Fuck death, and the unforgiving
slighted sightlessness of death
in the name of, in the name of.
 ..
In the name of what?
In the name of a god? What
use gods that demand
 ..
death in the name of?
 ..
Fuck dying. Fuck the relentless
useless ubiquity of dying
in the name of, in the name of.
 ..
What name is it this time?
The name of which god?
Whose god truly demands
 ..
death in the name of?
 ..
Fuck people. Fuck those few
pathetic people who call down death
in the name of, in the name of.
 ..
In the name of Kalashnikov?
In the name of oilbombsafetycatch?
In the name of watchoutthey’recomingtogetyou?
 ..
Fuck death in the name of.
 ..
**
 ..
Praise life, the sweet, extravagant
endless vitalities of life
in the name of, in the name of.
 ..
In the name of everything.
In the name of summer mornings.
In the names of allthosethathope.
 ..
Life in the name of.
 ..
Praise living. Praise growth
and the way that growth accelerates
in the name of, in the name of
 ..
everyone. In the name of love.
We may die but new life
will burst from our remains
 ..
in the name of, in the name of.
 ..
Praise life
in the name
of life.
..
 Here’s a recording of Adam reading the poem

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