Our relationship to the power structure of this country is abusive and violent. 

We have been in a relationship with a partner who consistently lies to us, cheats on us, steals from us, and beats us. But the black eyes and broken limbs we receive are never their fault – we always manage to blame ourselves. 

Every 4 years they buy us flowers and make promises about how the relationship will be different this time – if only we stay patient and shun the alternatives. We believe the lies, and then nothing ever changes. 

When are we going to realize we deserve better? When are we going to realize we have the power to do better? 

Prompt: Bludgeon