bastards

the fire comes
the body heats up
my rage crackles
and spits

these ignoble schemers
Machiavellis
Davos demons
hedge fund hooligans
want the market to decide
want naked greed
in charge

they protect the herd
to milk their profits
a bovine ideology
of slaughter

both Midas
and Judas
taking Mother Nature
and reducing her
to scorched earth
for a quick buck

their displays
of supposed power
childish
boring
vindictive

any gesture to fairness
or decency
any notion
of universal welfare
derided

progressive ideas
compassionate motives
defiled
and turned into
“virtue signalling”

deploring racism
dubbed “intolerance”

upholding human rights
criticised as “entitlement”

anything to ease poverty
“leads to the gulag”
they say
they think it’s clever
but they are only

bastards

I curse them
those bastards

thrice cursed
bloody bastards

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Gerald Scarfe