United Nations Negroz

Lightweight, portable—wind-powered—
United Nations Negroz need no batteries.
They run quietly and smoothly; And have
small carbon footprints.

Like corporations— they are people. Plug them
into foundations or situations—like the United
Nations—and they’ll run all day and all night …
moving mouths with Wall Street/militarist messaging.

Wind them up and they’ll go into combat convulsions.
Bully pulpit spasms—repeating terrorist talking points—
Ad nauseam … intersecting and protecting
Empire … reducing homes, hospitals, schools to rubble.

Wind them up and they’ll spin! Stonewall! Gaslight! Muddle!
Jumble! Blur a weapons lab with fog of war. Wind them up and
Children become bloody cuts of meat marked: “Civilian Casualties”
“Collateral Damage—” marked down for daily “Self-Defense” sales.

United Nations Negroz come with warranties—
Money-back guarantees against breaking with
Empire and recognizing … the humanity of
Palestinians …

Former forklift driver/warehouse worker/janitor, Raymond Nat Turner is a NYC poet; BAR's Poet-in-Residence; and founder/co-leader of the jazz-poetry ensemble UpSurge!NYC. Read other articles by Raymond Nat, or visit Raymond Nat's website.