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i heard
the muted rustle
on dry paper
behind me
and turned
to see
the brown bag prophet
preparing for
his sunday sermon
on the college green
he said
here’s an ipo
for you
ring around
the collar
someone wants
your dollar
aspen
aspen
all fall down
a new nursery rhyme
more fitting
for our times
composed
without regret
to engender
your awareness
of unicorn-stocks
and vapor-bonds
printed
at will
and
with whim
according to the book
of greed
no need
to sing along
the rhyme’s
all ready
in your mind
just
try
to free this tune
from your head
ignore all
the commercial signs
as you crawl into bed
ring around
the collar
someone wants
your dollar
aspen
aspen
all fall down

classified information…

could you tell me
no i shall not
but it’s just that
no i will not
but why not
it’s a government secret
but i thought that
you thought what
only 4 or 5 perent were
were what
real government secrets
so
so why not tell me
because
because of what
power
power
yes my power over you
i’ll pay
how much
twenty dollars
alright but no credit
so
down the hall to your left
that’s it
yes the restroom is there

cost analysis…

an armada of ships
sail to the gulf coast
to assist with capping
an oil well
potential losses
in the billions
floods in pakistan
thousands dying
potential loss
insignificant
no real
worldwide
dollars
lost
nothing
but
human
lives