“Our” Congressmen and Mayors obey Multibillionaires
(cops are just their henchmen) Defunding The People
Who wakes up—toasty, warm
Bed; calls in sick to $30 an hr.
Job; rolls out of rent-controlled
Apartment—smashes car windows;
steals catalytic converters/robs bodegas;
on the side? Who?
What strikebreakers pose as unionists—
Work overtime as pickpockets—
40% from fat wallets of handcuffed cities?
What guardians of homelessness brutalize Big Apple
Unhoused; sacrifice citizens to
sun gods of profits—City of Angels/ruled by devils—
And practice Windy City wickedness against activists?
What freedom of assembly suppressers moonlight as
Tiki torch men, masquerading as wild Boers with badges?
What apartheid state-trained thugs keep Black mayors
on the Lightfoot; curled in Papa Cop posture—Taking the
Bass out their voices?
Whose bloodthirsty work … elicits these words:
“Warning to our listeners and viewers, the following
footage contains graphic images of …Violence? Who?
Flight attendants? Nurses? Dentists? Optometrists?
Who in Sweden slaughters a thousand a year and keeps
Who in New Zealand butchers eleven hundred annually
and isn’t stopped?
What cutthroats called Clubber, Choker, Gloves, Foot
Doctor could ‘earn’ overtime in Okinawa Testi-lyin on
’10-ringing’ working-class people—And shooting dogs for fun?
What assassins’ Live rounds=Dead citizens would be celebrated
by drunken, bent badge bar rituals in Belize?
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Raymond Nat Turner is a NYC poet; BAR's Poet-in-Residence; and founder/co-leader of the jazz-poetry ensemble UpSurge!NYC. You can Vote for his work at: GoFundMe and PayPal.