The uber rich have destroyed our middle class polity

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The über rich have destroyed our middle class polity.
They are the king-makers in our guttered history.

The royals have returned with a refurbished crown:
Corporations now have the halo of personal charm.

America, it turns out, has exalted greed so much,
That a belching monster now has a princely touch!

How we love our bloated desires. We can’t wait
To cut the throat of our neighbor with tender hate!

We have socialized and speculated on our rage
With such finesse, we have gilded our own dotage.

The golden bull goes wild and gores us all. Darvish
Calls out to the Masters of heart: it is You we cherish!

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