Ocher shadow bearing sculls and crossbones,
ruby river draining from pyramid’s base
an endless death rattle of bombs and drones
Threatening to drown the whole human race
with its weaponized Ponzi Scheme plus pomp—
Nightmare rebranded, ‘American Dream’
Bad Hombre bubbling from the draining swamp:
Poster boy, 1%’s pyramid scheme!
Mussolini mascot—walking-war crime—
dumb warhead, with homicidal hard-on
Oozing up from rot of capitalist slime
pussy grabbin’, paper towel tossin’ pawn
Another useful idiot—warlord and moron—
Silly Putty handled by the Pentagon…
Blitzkrieg of thieves on a wild rampage,
wild Boers at the trough slurping up slop,
like cancer metastasizing to a fifth stage—
Blood-suckers below the pyramid’s top,
fathering still more wars for fossil fuels…
And “thoughts and prayers,” for shot-up schools
Peddling patented dog-eat-dog ‘cures:’
“I got mine— and now—I’m comin’ for yours!”
© 2018. Raymond Nat Turner, The Town Crier. All Rights Reserved.
BAR's poet in residence Raymond Nat Turner is an acclaimed performing artist, You can find much more of his work at http://upsurgejazz.com.