“Ain’t no power like the power of the people—
‘cause the power of the people don’t stop!” bouncing
off summer skyscrapers; ricocheting off resistance
Millenia righteous… Centuries overdue…
So, what the bleep is Joe Munchkin? Another Mitch The
Witch For The Rich? Kentucky turtle Kabuki Theater
foil? Another Chamber of Commerce shill cross-dressing
as corporate lobbyist…Stalling Tom Thumb legislation?
We wade $campaign promise marsh; $election swamp lies.
We vault War House walls of words; leap Capitalist Hill
Money worship moats; and White Supreme Court quick-
sand—chambers of tilted tables, marked cards, loaded dice.
We evade Jim Crow jurists, hoodless klan in black robes
We elude endless war, warmongering-war-profiteering,
junk metal-chested generals—slimy senators, corrupt
congressmen in tow. We navigate gauntlets of these
Gaslighting grifters…Thickets of thieves, thugs, torturers,
informants, flunkies, lackeys…Flippant filibusters running
on alcohol, protocol and Geritol. And we foil fossil fools
poisoning the planet. We behave like super heroes ‘cause
We can’t breathe no mo’ homelessness, poverty, low wealth,
poor health, prison slavery, kidnapping and caging children
We know their f$%#ing pronouns— Now,“Say their names,”
bynames and aliases. Say their sobriquets as slavers; their
Epithets as exploiters/extractors; monikers as massacrers.
Say their bloody noms de guerre; and handles for henchmen.
“Say their names:” low level Bassackwards Tribesmen of the
Strong-arm Williams-Thom-ass Clarence-type. Bassackwards
Tribesmen led by Rice Warrior Wenches, Drone Ranger, Ladee Blu,
Unca Jim, Raytheon’s Craven Raven—Sharlaton/See Eye Sebben ilk
“Say their names:” Insolent Slick Willy sects; low Barr/Boss Tweet
bottom feeders, draining the swamp of its dignity. “Say their names:”
Scornful Schmuck Cheney/Schmo Biden war criminal apartheid
state enablers. “Say their names:” Uncivil to children senator Sci-Fi,
Beauregard, Rumy-like Lead Lady, Chuck Tumor/Chancy Nancy/Joe
Munchkin scribblers of… “Nothing will fundamentally change…”
© 2021. Raymond Nat Turner, The Town Crier. All Rights Reserved.
Raymond Nat Turner is an accomplished poet and performing artist, and an official of the National Writers Union. Find more of his work at http://upsurgejazz.com
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