Regime Change Coming Home?

Limbo!
How low can we go—
Barr is set so low
in its swamp draining
elephantine donkey dung;
We straddle razor blades
between reich/revolution:
Spinal Solution for the
Fall
of
Rome
…is regime change
coming home?

Day-o,
day-o,
day-o!
Last days of Pompeo—
daylight’s coming and
We wanna smash Rome,
where lion’s shares of
wealth is Pentagon with
the wind beneath F-16
wings and other such
Lethal junk machines

Somewhere there’s a place
for us, beyond Boss Tweet’s
blitzkrieg, jousting with
Hurricane Harvey,
Super Storm Sandy,
windmills, solar panels, unleaded water,
un-poisoned fruit—existential threats of
Socialism and peace…Somewhere there’s
this Shangri-La of work, leisure and love
Health, homes, books our trillions paid for—

Thousands of times over…

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.