Oligarchy Tango


The Oligarchy Tango

Oligarchy Tango

First you hire your wife and then

Your daughter and her manly friend

Your uncle Joe and then his brother

Find a nice job for your mother.

Friends that you once went to school with

Others not so safe to fool with

Younger siblings wait in line

To make sure future will be fine

For them – but not so much for us

We are the people on bus.

In short time make some more additions

Millionaires, rich politicians

Without skills but points of view

The same as those ones held by you.

This sounds a little bit, at least

Like governments in the Near East

Korea too and other places

Fascists and their families faces

Could not happen here, we thought

Our free elections sold and bought.


About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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One Response to Oligarchy Tango

  1. ShimonZ says:

    Well, they do deserve a good time for the whole family once they’ve won the sweepstakes… and we get to cheer!.

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