Beasts of a Nation Floating Offal Heading for La Casa Blanca

still birth of a nation
spectacle for those with
skin in the game
dogs of war penthouse
polished overflowing trash
their children yacht it up
Martha’s Vineyard Kennedy
Bush Trump Obama Captains
of industries MilitaryIndustrialComplex
lords of war
MBAs in engineer’s
garb, slide rules
decibels researched
stun guns for the masses
better to die on your feet
than live on your knees
Viva Zapata

the plague is locusts
of the lascivious
toasting, prime time
Facebook, caviar cruises
vicarious helipads spread out
on their Trump Towers
now a failed casino empresario
two bit apprentice
laughs with Sachs
of Goldman, son-in-law
bar mitzvah, seeds
of insanity for the masses
always supplanted presidents
planted in Rothschild
Illuminati, Michael
Moore Jon Leibowitz
Oprah Rahm Geithner
Summers Kissinger
Faustian Bargains
the DNA of the unborn
programmed to bray like beasts
of the digital wild
bred for confusion
masters like marionettes

tanks for tots
open sewers
black holes of toxic
sludge invasions
invasives alien matter
spread in shattered skies
flipped switches
these dudes carnival barkers
rapists extortionists eugenicists
rabid offspring eyes askew
brains pushed into withering
amygdala hippocampus thalamus cingulate gyrus
the tinkers of capitalism
aircraft carriers filled with data
ready for our shackles
teaching brothers
to kill sisters
showing children
how to starve mothers
making cousins
say uncle, turn in aunties
smoke on the water
heart of darkness
kneel, and hold hands
pray for absolution
the hell of Trump-land
hell of Cold War
bomb back to stone age
give me the heads
of your native women
chain your children
lobotomies performed
in our classrooms
iPhone and Tablets
Russian Roulette
game of Thrones
the controllers
rat kings
living for our waste
by-products of psycho

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.