FREE POWER - Part Two

Written by: T Wignesan

                                            from press confounding conférences                                                                                                     

                                                from the Security Council colluding combine

                                            from the General Assembly showy-mugheadedness                                                                                                   

                                                                       from secret international pacts

                                                                                  from noseyparker-ness

                                                                      from the international monetary fund

                                                                from partychairmanship-ness

                                                                              from multi-national-ness

                                        from Fort Knox Reserve Bank Swiss numbered accounts

                        from Wall Street self-indulging perks to whoppy self-given salaries             

                                                                  and billion-dollar bonuses

                                                             from electioneering charitable-ness

                                                       from taking more than giving-ness

                                                 from absent inaccessibility

                                           from highly guarded hifaluting-ness

                                     from bypassing-ness

                                              from sanctimonious peacefulness

                                                      from viagra sterility

                                                          from bleary-eyed self-satisfaction

                                                                from save this to spend that-ness

                                                                       from take a crap on others-ness

                                                                            from stratified doddering hierarchy 

                                                                                   from smirking hypocrisy

                                from foie gras state dinners under candelabras in coattail-ness 

              from promising full-employment save the forests children and old-aged-ness

      from so-called full medicare social security lower taxes & more paid leisure-ness

          from housing for every no-one to no parking ticket-ness

                   from HIV indigestion

                            from AIDS constipation

                                     from putting-on airs-ness

                                          from marauding menacingness 

                                             from mièvrerie

© T. Wignesan, Fresnes-Paris, May 14-17, 1997.  From the collection : « Poems Omega Plus : a less than obvious sequence », Paris, 2005.