art crysis drugs

02-20-18 : #InjusticeIsFatal

don't you know we're at war

We’re going to march, Tuesday, February 20. 

We are Drug Users. We’re marching downtown 

to the courthouse - through the streets of Vancouver, 

where the War on Drugs (as is in Canada, as founded 

by those who continue a great thieving) began. 

We will gather at Victory Square at noon.

Get your people together. 

Yes, him, and her too, yes and those guys, them too, 

yes, and your pictures of everyone. 

Get together and head to Victory Square. 

Drop it for today. This is important. 

I know this is fucked up. Everybody knows it 

and I know it’s such an emptiness and also 

too much to contain, and everyone is gone 

and it feels fucked up to be alive but we are.

We will gather at Victory Square, 

you know, Hastings and Cambie, at the Cenotaph, 

the big monument to the First World War, 

you know what it says:


Yeah guess so.

It is true, now, even though we said so and 

tried to warn them, people are dying everywhere, 

all over, just as we all said. It’s the National Thing. 

DTES export.

It is true, now, things are changing because of that, 

but this is a battlefield and this is chemical warfare.

We will gather at Victory Square, and go to the Courthouse 

downtown. People will call for Justice. 

Things will change, slowly. More people will die. 

This will change. War ends. You know how Wars end. 

I don’t have to say it.

When you use drugs like we do in this place, 

you get so used to nobody listening that you stop talking.

On Tuesday, speak up, because you will be heard. 

Say what you think because it has to be said.

When you use drugs, like this and in this place, 

you stop thinking about the future. 

This is about the future.

It won’t be the same.

- Karen Ward

Noon, Victory Square

%d bloggers like this: