Poetry

February 14, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Talon (R.M. Engelhardt)

 

 

 

Reality Is Bad For Bizness

 

 

Before super models

Ruled the earth

There were people

Before idiots

Controlled

The government

There were wise men

 

The future

Is now

The past

 

Desolate faces

Ride subway trains

& buses without

Hope

 

Hoping

 

And politics

Have become

A  children’s game

 

While going down

On Madison Avenue

The persuaders,

Manipulators &

Procrastinators

Worship

In churches

Of nothingness

In churches

Of shit

 

The media

Ignoring

What is to come

And to be

 

Because

It’s bad for publicity

It’s bad

For business

That these truths

Are so obvious

Self-evident

That people

Are killing over oil reserves

In the Middle East

That people

Are being denied

Their rights

And that

No one has

The balls to

Stop the maniacs

Who’ve taken over

Our lives

 

So just accept it

 

Relax

 

Buy a coke

And a smile

As the lights

In your child’s

Eyes

 

Dim

 

Fade

 

And go out

Forever

 

 

 

 

 

Talon (R.M. Engelhardt)

Talon (R.M. Engelhardt) is an author, poet & writer whose work over the years has appeared in many journals & magazines such as Rusty Truck, Red Fez, Full of Crow, Writers Resist and in many others. He currently lives in Upstate NY.

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