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Gone Broke, Behind Enemy Lines

Paul Lojeski: Nothing new here: the same deceit, betrayal and greed that poisoned the first wells, turning vision to rust and ruin.
Behind Enemy Lines

gone broke

$5 bucket of chicken crap
pimped out on the dead screen

then that $5.99 pizza pie,
wedge of chemical sludge,
a billionaire’s glee

with quarterbacks jabbering
on and on, maiming truth in the glory
and grace
of the almighty
dollar

and the pencil thin movie star
whoring for the credit card thieves
to pay for his new Manhattan penthouse
pad
look at him grinning
grinning

selling everything,
everything sold, all sold including you and me
here in the rat’s nest of lost reason,
in this hive of soulless hunger

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Behind Enemy Lines

Nothing new here: the same
deceit, betrayal and greed that
poisoned the first wells, turning

vision to rust and ruin. Fists
and canons shattering bleak
nights, breaking a confused

daylight as the next liar steps to
the microphone, a monster with
a deadly smile and casual wave.

Paul Lojeski