As the Leaders of the G20 Meet

Let us praise the ones who can't, or won't,
Observe established order:  sellers
Of illegal drugs, the ones who help them
Hide their money, terrorists, as they are labeled,
Who attack the strong and smug, the forgers
And the data thieves, the smashers, grabbers,
Hookers, every bread-and-butter saboteur,
The blockade runners, counterfeiters,
And all those whose silence lets these people
Ply forbidden trades.  The pricey suits and marble
Columns, uniforms and endless shelves
Of nicely printed documents can't place
The paragons of order on an elevated plane.
At root, these people are so savage as the ones
They hate.

Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2022-11-15 at 18:07

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