The White Army Still Marches

Dark vipers
slink through
the shadows
of Democracy,
forces waving
bloody hands
in the night.
Under diplomatic
cover they slip
into countries
whose elected
leaders Wall
Street doesn’t
abide, leaders
who resist the
slavery of capital,
who steer a course,
instead, towards
decency. Once
there, they plot
and scheme,
instigating violent
unrest, turning
the streets
a sea of red
and a smiling
assassin puts
a bullet
in the leader’s
heart and the
United States
of Counter-
declares another
victory for freedom,
while the invisible
killers quietly
move on to
another target.
Are you next?

Paul Lojeski's poetry has appeared in journals and online. He’s also the author of the satiric novel, The Reverend Jimmy Pup. He lives with his wife and daughter in Port Jefferson, NY. Read other articles by Paul.