Instant Activist (Just Add Starbucks)
by Sydney Sackett
I only drink coffee if I know the names of
one or two cute Brazilians out of school who
broke their backs for it.
Fast fashion featuring faces and
wages of silica-choked sweatgirls—scan
the QR code to send O-Lan
a rice bowl. You know
it’s got to be organic! GMOs I rate
about the same as puppy mills. They test
on baby animals. Instead, try Trader Joe’s. Tomato
pickers earn Florida livings, indentured only miles from
the Happiest Place on Earth. I love how Disney
represents so many cultures: Maori, Colombian,
and black (except in Chinese showings).
It weighs on me to wave signposts this ethical,
but not as much as picking up a weapon would.
Sydney Sackett (she/her) is a queer speculative fiction author and poet pursuing her English major in Frostburg State University, Maryland. Some of her work appears in Etherea, Short Circuit, and Not One of Us. The writer can be tracked down at sydneybsackett.wixsite.com/website, where she's hoping to nab someone's story for editing.