AUSTERITY

BEN SPENCER, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, COMMUNICATION STUDIES & CREATIVE WRITING

 

that limping generation has

charted the rise and supremacy of

the phony fuck

 

megalomaniacal mannequins

histrionic jelly beans

ablaze with the diesel

of their own destructive potential

ever clearing new space for shrines

parades and award ceremonies

carnage and gift baskets

clogging up the high-rise sewer system

flooding the server-client divide

attended to by bland mercenaries

 

under-tipping junior partners

sword hilts sticky with leave-in conditioner

platinum amex, black amex

amex of human skin

amex of dragon scales and crucifixion nails

 

they wield the cleaving might of silk ties

of leopard-pattered power ginch

dark matter roiling behind the

super-symmetry of porcelain teeth

sociopaths in Captain’s chairs

importing Filipinas

to oversee the first tiny goose-steps

of their babies in the park

 

and having spent all the

food stamps on caviar

they plead for rational austerity

 

 

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