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Friday, July 25, 2008


by Dale Goodson

it’s fantastic

once again people we’ve elected
have allowed havoc and ruin

have stood before us
and announced
the wisdom and glory of the free market
lined their pockets
and walked away

and once again
we stand in the streets
kicked and kicked out

possessing large sums of money
makes one adult-like
and somehow
possessing very little
makes one child-like

and the adults continue to tell the children
about the path to wealth and riches
and the children continue to dream
and no matter how often this path
crumbles beneath their feet
and sends them tumbling into the abyss
the children will not let go of the dream

yes, it’s fantastic

all of it
not to be believed

forget Batman
this is the summer blockbuster

Dale Goodson is a writer from Seattle currently living in New York City.