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Jacked – a Political Poem in Spoken Word
Orange is the new black,
freedom is the new crack,
and 21st century politics
is tantamount to serving lip to tricks,
but instead of acts
we get promises,
gun to your brass balls,
the cash money handed over to a pimp
called the IRS
and his main squeeze
he lovingly refers to as the Executive Branch,
a straight harlot with mouths to feed,
twins she calls House and Senate.
And what does she feed’em?
in the guise of low wages
hardly deserved by the poor takers
when the makers still run plantations
and barely lift a hand to click
“Send all” to their patrons.
That’s what the secretary is for,
Delilah still trying to make ends meet
in a man’s world without becoming a whore,
so don’t be surprised when the man
sends her for your hair and your cake
to wane your strength by shaving a little off the top
as you’re dreaming of walking down the block
without getting stopped and frisked by the cops
or accidentally shot
for being too brown and wearing a durag.
And when they come to piss on your god
in the name of your god,
recognize the behavior and attitude
are both at odds -
Instead of closing your eyes,
raise up your fist dissident.
The rent is too damn high
and food costs too much,
but they tell you 7.25 per hour
is all you’re worth; you’re a slut
and they don’t give a damn,
and won’t until their boats sink
and their flesh stinks for lack of showers,
because, without material things
you can envy,
they lack the power,
the illusion they feed us to keep us bleeting at the sun.
Sometimes, though, you just need to take money and run.
They won’t use protection when they come to fuck you
so fuck the police and the government too.
Fuck Obama, Boehner, Reid, McConnell and Cruz.
Fuck the law, because they don’t give a fuck about you.