There Will Always Be Hyenas in the White House

The panic around
toupee and TV
charmer, neck to neck
with all others, PhDs
NSA, DOD, somehow
this white trash
billionaire is a plague
oh our nano-second
history, bombing prezzes
pick any fanciful fool
Dwight, Harry, George
Crowned Twice, Double-or-
Nothing Clinton, Ray-Gun,
Carter, Way Back to Wooden
Toothed Generals

The Sky Is Falling
this New York Ignoramus
like all his cronies
friend to Media Moguls
Senatorial Sycophants
this TV politician
like the rest, bombastic
now, presidential later
a few billion collateral
damages, those sneering
elites, yarmulkes or tidy
crosses made of titanium
Congo this, Heart of Darkness
That, which empire gets the
dice, Holy See, Knights
Templar, inbred Britain
holy wars, purges, knives
to the throat, water boarding
wire-tapping, ignition bombs
drone targets, vast oceans
of tears and tritium, skies
laced with silver and cyanide
which favorite Kerry-like
manikin rises above Trump
above Tokyo-bombing
Heart of Darkness thing
so many idealistic Ivy League
private school grads, sucking
on the power of the prez

revolving door CEOs
secretary of you name it
gutting public safety nets
any game in town for One.Point.Four
Percent, Star of Davids in the
Land Down Under, Chile Smacked
and Argentina Hacked
Each dime floating corpse
what ever JFK, LBJ, CIA
says is strategic interest
rates set to the number
of bodies floating, disasters
monetized, hurricanes of
armaments, signifying
Capitalism’s success
bullets, not bread
lining pockets of racist
Hollywood-Madison Avenue-
Financial-Real Estate kings
who rub elbows with
second tier elites
NGOs, non-profits
white papers from here
to Mars, like columns
to Babel, pie in the
sky shit storm after
dengue flood
the people stuck in gulag
after gulag mind jail
the titans of education
psychology medicine IT
science, plagues on history
then seven generations out as
they pollute pipes feeding
black lives, braceros flicking
tumors at 12 years of age
countless millions starve
as they smarmy up
high flying pimps
in sky boxes
watching pawns on gridiron
or floating baskets

each word uttered on Twitter
like poetry, magic
the most important shit
for the day, over and over
yet the liberals cluck, Trump
never, Rubio never, Cruz never
Boot-licking srugeon never, Rand Ayn
Paul never, please Obama Two
Gore Three, Hillary Four, Bernie Never
cuz a world trumped by poisons in
the air and over the air, spiked with
lithium power — materialism
disengaged masses tipping
points, all of us marked for
some exponential experiment
so all those Better Than Racist Trump
high horse and movie star
themselves into the One Percent
sneering at the riffraff following
The Donald, while street scum Chelsea
Clinton goes to her Goldman
Sachs knees, chides people with one
billion times the smarts as she
because she is democrats love child
all those wars and wire taps
on both sides of the rotten isle
1776, and now Trump v. Trump
Hillary waits like hyena
picking the entrails of lions’

Paul Haeder's been a teacher, social worker, newspaperman, environmental activist, and marginalized muckraker, union organizer. Paul's book, Reimagining Sanity: Voices Beyond the Echo Chamber (2016), looks at 10 years (now going on 17 years) of his writing at Dissident Voice. Read his musings at LA Progressive. Read (purchase) his short story collection, Wide Open Eyes: Surfacing from Vietnam now out, published by Cirque Journal. Here's his Amazon page with more published work Amazon. Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.