with justice for all

death to
CORRUPTION!!!

i
amerika lied its way
into war
& then tortured people
& lied about that

ii
amerika created very many
enemies
out of very few

giving birth
to terror

iii
amerika caused
a world economic
recession, depression,
collapse
so a very few guys
could make some
very big
bucks

& then it lied
about that

iv
it lied
about climate pollution,
tar sands, racial & economic
inequality & unions

so it could just
keep
smoking
along

v
& how shall we
be delivered
from such great
evil?

vi
by the perfectly incarnated
ambition of the stainless
prosecutor-knight

vii
with a will that is
self-restraint
he’s the envy of every saint
he can easily work a miracle
or two

viii
lancelot fixates on
king lear

ix
the king is an elderly man
at the end of a distinguished
life of service
to his people
x
the prosecutor cries out
CORRUPTION!!!

xi
after the public flogging
of the old man
by the media
& the auto de fe
of his reputation

shame settles down
& the dirty work
is done

xii
the people are quick
to forget

the people are predictably
quick to forget

xiii
in a world
brimming with catastrophic
consequences

what is the symbol of ideal
justice?

a frail shadow of humanity
moldering its last days in prison
for the public good

xiv
death to CORRUPTION!!!

xv
rinse & repeat