Document Type

Creative Writing

Publication Date


Department 1

Peace and Justice Studies

Department 2

Africana Studies


He took a rib from your side and made others.

So you considered Others your children, forever.

He told you to go forth and produce and multiply so you made capitalism.

He told you to go forth and conquer and pillage and mark your name and plant your flag where-ever you wanted.

So now the moon is yours. Jupiter, beware! [excerpt]


This poem was written and performed at the student-led Global Climate Crisis Strike. Students, faculty, and staff gathered at Gettysburg College campus to participate in the global walkout for climate change reform.