Brief Dreams

by November 21, 2016 0 comments

In the intermittent struggle
between capital and labor
that started in the caves,
or even earlier,
the wealthy usually triumphed,
or when briefly toppled,
wangled their way
by any means necessary,
until once again they directed
the destiny of mankind.

Jacquerie, rebellion,
revolution, all resulted in masters,
new or old,
well-disguised puppets,
dancing,
as they made the people dance
to celebratory tunes
applauding riches.

editors note:

The toppers love it best when viewed from the bottom; the more viewers there, the better. (This is one of Gary’s latest, included with his new collection, Fault Lines. You can get copies of it here. Congrats, Gary Beck!) – mh clay

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