Capital Speaks

I am the darkness, the light thus fallen
I am the Anti-Christ, doom’s true harbinger

I am the shadow of arcane lineage
I am the one on bended knee with crosses burning

I am the apparition of she that died in agony
I am the torturer, the merciless, the damned

I am the voice ever pounding in your brain
I am avarice, the polluter on the plains

I am genocide and youths cruelly murdered
I am the face that knows naught but lies

I am the Devil’s bells chiming from perdition
I am the anguish that knows no rest

I am unsexed and of no woman born ever
I am Satan the God of Death

David Penner has taught English and ESL within the City University of New York and at Fordham. His articles on politics and health care have appeared in CounterPunch, Dissident Voice, Dr. Linda and KevinMD; while his poetry has been published with Dissident Voice. Also a photographer, he is the author of three books: Faces of Manhattan Island, Faces of The New Economy, and Manhattan Pairs. He can be reached at: 321davidadam@gmail. Read other articles by David.