Thursday, July 20, 2017

we're not afraid we've seen them before

and we listen
to the stories of the politicians
and we smile
we have heard these tales before
and we're no longer friable


and we listen
to the stories of the politicians
like the noise of insects
it is summer now and the winter ice
has dripped away      as these politicians will as well

and we listen
to the stories of the politicians
they spar on the stage of commerce
and we know we're being played
yet again    the bankers in suits are here again


and we listen
to the stories of the politicians
uniting the right and the left
really it's troubling that we can't figure it out
we're simply the steps in the ladder to the bank doors


and we listen
to the stories of the politicians
we take reality and we expand the stage 
until it covers the globe   these gnats swarming
aren't important   we're not afraid    we've seen them before


and we listen
to the stories of the politicians 
as they shake our hands and tell us the stories
of fiscal responsibility    we know how this will all end up
we've been trained       the right will reign again    as badly as before 


 and we listen
to the stories of the politicians
as they seek our votes for what is already determined
behind closed doors       the corporations raise up the kings
and queens of bitumen in Alberta   we're just the citizens without power



 https://www.pinterest.com/pin/179299628891800771/


 Armen Gasparian 1966 | Russian symbolist painter


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X3hdFWmerQ

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