Banks Matter by Chris Jam

The only lives that matter
Are attached to an astronomical
Bank balance

The true stories of how American Africans
Or any shade of wage slave falls is transformed
Into the next morns storm of propaganda porn
Enforcing blanket intransigence as
Salaried assassins get a blank canvass
To manufacture blood splattered Cadavers
Take three hours to call an Ambulance
So they can tamper with the truths
Captured on body cameras

Like Dr King & the Panthers
Black Lives campaign is valiant
A channel for communal & familial anger
Yet the message addresses
The fundamental battle:
Rampant Neoliberalism Vs humanity
The ever growing list of travesties
Tacitly sanctioned by evanescent investors
Feckless bankers & the thin skinned mannequins
Of thee establishment

Law & order’s morphed
Into sport & torture
We are born Lambs
& duly slaughtered

Ask indigenous Americans
The Aborigines
Or Rain Forrest Pygmies
Yemenis Chagossians
Or Dego Garcians
Inuits or the swiftly dwindling Syrians
Stripped of dignity, clean water for drinking
And a pot to piss in

The only lives that matter
Are attached to an astronomical
Bank balance

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