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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.

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