In the beginning, nothing mattered;
A never-ceasing struggle
For nothing; or at least,
Nothing worth having.
Bound, gagged, and voiceless.
When life becomes a mere illusion,
Are washed away by the waters
Of dead pointlessness,
Then time loses essence,
Much like everything else.
And even while worlds are being destroyed
And remade and reformed,
'Til birds begin to fly again —
And reach for the heaven of freedom;
Where, although in the beginning, nothing mattered,
And survival was an unending struggle
For nothing worth having,
There is always something worth fighting for.
Bound, gagged…but not voiceless.
- Tarun Mathew Doss
1. Balloon Girl by Banksy
2. Guernica by Pablo Picasso
3. Oh Freedom by Barbara Jones-Hogu
4. Sunagawa #5 by Nakamura Hiroshi
5. Armored Dove by Banksy
6. Human Laundry, Belsen: April 1945 by Doris Zinkeisen