The Corporate Kapo

He is a brilliant chemist,
is devoted family man,
displays Christmas wreaths,
is a Boy Scout leader.
Clean-cut, he’s sickened by porn,
knows all about solar system,
vitamins, apes, dinosaur extinction.
He recognizes every plant in forest,
can explain away budget deficits,
he studied Sondercommando
& Erik Prince’s Blackwater services.
The kapo believes in protestant god,
is registered independent,
he can repair carburetors,
hot water heaters and copy machines.
He commands corporate adulation,
collects hefty paychecks,
experiences 401-K growth,
has lots of sick-days, gets drunk often,
he’s the corporation’s bright future,
the kapo experiences the Power,
will sensitively help certain workers,
has nautical experience,
he watches others go down,
very clever,
kapo understands he might be next.

Charles Orloski lives in Taylor, Pa. He can be reached at: . Read other articles by Charles.