Some people

Some people
are both
bigots
and
anti-elitist

They don't like
people
who they think
they are
better than

nor people
they think
think they
are better
than them

Many of these people
haven't much
money

So how,
we wonder
they can
worship
the rich?

Maybe like this.

They've been convinced
by decades of talk
hot propaganda
echoes of echoes
fabulous marketing

that

if they just help out
with the effort
to rid us
of
"burdensome government regulations"

soon

they, too,
could be rich

that they aren't now
is not their fault

but ours

And nothing
we've said yet
seems to convince them
that they're being masterfully
played

So
there is the answer
I think that i've found it
truthfully

Which would you choose?

The side that is telling you
you can have everything
and
it's not your fault,
that things fall down

or
the side that is
calling you a
hopeless dope?

Ann-Patrice Hickey