Boss Tweet Latest Poster Boy for the Warfare State’s Pyramid Scheme

Ocher shadow bearing sculls and crossbones,
ruby river draining from pyramid’s base
an endless death rattle of bombs and drones
Threatening to drown the whole human race
with its weaponized Ponzi Scheme plus pomp—
Nightmare rebranded, ‘American Dream’
Bad Hombre bubbling from the draining swamp:
Poster boy, 1%’s pyramid scheme!

Mussolini mascot—walking-war crime—
dumb warhead, with homicidal hard-on
Oozing up from rot of capitalist slime
pussy grabbin’, paper towel tossin’ pawn
Another useful idiot—warlord and moron—
Silly Putty handled by the Pentagon…

Blitzkrieg of thieves on a wild rampage,
wild Boers at the trough slurping up slop,
like cancer metastasizing to a fifth stage—
Blood-suckers below the pyramid’s top,
fathering still more wars for fossil fuels…
And “thoughts and prayers,” for shot-up schools
Peddling patented dog-eat-dog ‘cures:’
“I got mine— and now—I’m comin’ for yours!”

Raymond Nat Turner is a NYC poet privileged to have read at the Harriet Tubman Centennial Symposium. He is Artistic Director of the stalwart JazzPoetry Ensemble UpSurge and has appeared at numerous festivals and venues including the Monterey Jazz Festival and Panafest in Ghana West Africa. He currently is Poet-in-Residence at Black Agenda Report. Turner has opened for such people as James Baldwin, People’s Advocate Cynthia McKinney, radical sportswriter Dave Zirin and CA Congresswoman Barbara Lee following her lone vote against attacking Afghanistan. He is Co-Chair of the NY Chapter National Writers Union (NWU). Read other articles by Raymond Nat, or visit Raymond Nat's website.