Occupy Poetry

The Chairmain's Army

Mike Jurkovic

The Chairman’s Army

“The great task of man is not to serve the lie.”
- Brice Parain (1897-1971)

They still get mail
for zip code 10048.
As if junk mail
clears our conscience.

It was an inside job
and we know it. We’ve all
seen the tapes and heard
the politicians lie.

911 was a call to action.
As the chairman’s army
blows up cities, poisons water,
eats our young
deposits toxins offshore.

911 was the trumpet’s blare
of simple mathematics:

We outnumber them.

We outnumber them.

We outnumber them.


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