http://static.poetryfoundation.org/o/harriet/2010/03/Capitalist-Marauders.mp3

Originally Published: March 2nd, 2010

Sotère Torregian is an American poet, born in Newark, New Jersey on June 25, 1941. He attended Rutgers University, and taught briefly at the Free University of New York and Stanford University, where he helped establish the Afro-American studies program in 1969. In the mid-1960s he was associated with the...

  1. March 2, 2010
     Eric Landon

    Impercebtible the reversing sail-wind-marina men life-bouys \r
    hopless as the storm whisp spun\r

    thread-twisting tousling blockage, ideas the rope hung us on,\r
    fictional characters, \r

    trussed up trolls, a spark of life itself plots for prince or gold,\r
    one queen goddess ascending \r

    memorized in fixed proof invisibly written, bi-polar Jon Wild, \r
    his utterance\r

    a hundred seconds of sweat, twenty more bombers looped-out, \r
    tubular i-pod ludicrously blowing the mind, a great title \r

    the only rule in fictional truth, antediluvian geneologies' \r
    and line-edge Claymore answerers - sparthaxe, saffron, kern, hip \r

    bowl-tonsure red-black, fair and squarely cut, focail bána, \r
    moire accent, first the word a final night, Chuchulain\r

    dead, a mortal god whirr laughing fictional heffers \r
    lowing on a rag, rented sacred nemetons in druidic blue\r

    trawl through, slim sheaf of fully realised things -\r
    forever a day and night together in the eternal life \r

    it lives where blackbirds flock and Ollamhs sing a book,\r
    satchel and chalk pat caress the vellum, Tir na Og \r

    behind a copyist's mind, hiding clues, a cipher for ..d’yer\r
    know who it is yet? - the most empathetic on-air person, \r

    in sonic kooky mooing, being tough in noughties Dublin, before the bubble burst?\r

    ~\r

    I love 'hardcore capitalist thug-strata, SoTo: it conjurs up a portrait so telling and true, of the fed-aiders consumed by a top few percent who share the lot. \r

    Maurading facist-commie scum, trash of all hue and cry for bigger Government. The parasites and degenerate misfits, spare unworking freeloaders bleeding from the body of honest Capitalism top down, bottom up - everything we got.\r

    The kickback, taxes, tithes, percentage and easing of walkabout money, the qualitative accounting, derivative shakedown, payout, fáilte, welcome billions extra printed freebies we gotta have because they're ours ...mmm, yummy money, it's all we need. Damn straight capitalism it's sleight of hand-over the eight, mirror manouevring eyes to sky-wide open and too confusing for losers. \r

    I want your money.\r
    Give it to me.\r
    Make me calm.\r
    You saw the hand.\r
    You know the face.\r
    You speak the name.\r
    You make it come\r
    Sawbuck, Jackson \r
    Benjamen, lettuce, \r
    Bread, bacon\r
    Dosh, wonger, wedge\r
    Twankie. \r

    Hand it over \r
    Give it to me.\r
    The moolah\r
    Serve up the loot. \r
    Take me to your ruler.\r
    Give me all you've got.