Machiavellian Business Snakes

Machiavellian Business Snakes - art by Frost Newton

Spotlights on the fellers
felling old growth trees

Fatboy business CEOs
wrecking homes of creatures
steamrolling habitats
wiping out wetlands
sacrificing nature to install
a bloody strip mall

Corporate crooks who factory farm
practice mutagenics
global warming’s just a start
sweeping under carpets
the poison deeds they do

Bulbous parasites these fakes
machiavellian business snakes
shortsighted money grubbing
wormy squirmy weasels

In their hackneyed coats and ties
narcissistic weenies
chasing tin pot strategies
bulldoze all that’s in the way

Spewing starkly dangerous
plumes of air pollution
machiavellian business snakes
claiming they know what it takes

In reality they hide
inside brazen towers
interested in strangleholds
monopolizing powers

Choking every creature in the forest
quite capricious making sure
more and more
life forms disappear

Hollow and barbaric
a juggernaut this world of suits
multiplying knockout blows
pumping toxins into creek beds
dumping plastics in the ocean

All the time refusing
to accept responsibility
high strung power grasping pricks
raping mother earth

  

Drawing above by Frost Newton

 

© 2017 by Robert Lane Wilder

The Savior

On Powell Street a few blocks up from Market,
a rail thin, black transsexual in hot pants and a bra
is yelling at people, “25 cents. That’s all I need
to get something to eat!

When I put a dollar in her hand, she says in a high-pitched voice,
Oh my God, darling! You saved my life!

And after I walk a few steps past her, I turn and see her
moving through the crowd, probably to the Burger King
or McDonalds where she’ll savor her food
as if it was a gourmet meal,

and maybe say a prayer for me. . .

the one who saved her life.
 
 

© 2017 by Jeff Zable

The Managed Care Machine

The Managed Care Machine

Managed care reptiles
building up steam
suffering for hours
waiting to be seen

First fill out this form sir
handed wads of paper and a clipboard
hokey art darns the walls
everything in here it screams

You’ve Arrived Inside
The Soulless Managed Care Machine

Short shrift is what you get
blinded by fluorescent lights
through your head disgust careens

What you think or feel is
deemed completely insignificant
Kafka-esque this place obscene
The Managed Care Machine

   

© 2017 by Robert Lane Wilder

Music and Poetry Audio

The following tracks are performances by author Robert Lane Wilder with music by Anthony Sepulveda.

Note: Below are short samples only. These are all clips taken from this author’s longer, entire songs or poems. Contact us here to get the full songs or poems.

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      The San Francisco Beat (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      Playa Bunnies (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      Cheap Apartment Living (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      Chillin With Gerard (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      Cliffside Hovering Pelicans (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      Legend Edward Hopper (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      Employment Today (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      Unfulfilled Desires (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      A Hard Pressed Modern Goth Grrl (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      A Freedom Rider Cool (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      Props for Stig (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

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Arts Council Meeting in California

The California Arts Council Butt-Kissing Section

Our minds just don’t open. On this you can count!
The California Arts Council Butt-Kissing Section
invites you to its annual Back Patting Party.

Butt-kissing cronies gain admittance for a pittance.
Any riff-raff wanting in has to cough up bundles.

Pressing our priorities, we practice cliquishness,
vindicating well-dressed clean cut weenies.

We display sanctimonious inauthentic ways
propping up liars with glad handing sneers…
this world’s gauchest brownnosing robot bohemians
make for the drippiest party in years!

  

© 2017 by Trajan Black