Monday, February 21, 2011

10 – Protected by Police

for up to a year

the dictator decided to try his hand

at writing a romance

dragging tails through puddles

the harbour rats

carefully plan another spree of crime

feeling like you

sitting in the world

blatant, indiscrete

against common decency

criminals sleep

tucked in beds

children starve

protected by police

is slightly worse

than not being protected at all

I push through paparazzi

with my banjo and fiddle

bluegrass festival main stage

health care for all

makes me okay

pay taxes

police serve, protect, investigate

protect us from them

free starlight tours

all winter

Saskatoon shines

we fear everyone but

the oil industry devours the earth

the thin blue line separating us from savagery

protected by police,

by privilege

I am the law

Mubarak crumbles

the cardinals tremble

the pervert lived undisturbed

only the other police

mean nothing in this lawless land

he gathered gold and flew to Canada

protected by police from police

losses regularly

sound like an oxymoron

Ralph Kolewe, Shannon Maguire, Brian Bartlett, Jamie Reid, Kathleen Betts, Priscilla Brett, Jacob Wren, Tim Posgate, Todd Bruce, Warren Dean Fulton, Andréa Ledding, Alison Starkey, John Barlow, Catherine Heard, Gary Barwin, Andrew Topel, Joseph Brown, Miekal And, Natalee Caple, Laurie Anne Fuhr, Richard Rathwell, Harold Spooky Pollack III, Nicolas Béaud, Kemeny Babineau, Linda Steer

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