Laurence Overmire


Political Tax


Decisions made on money
Are quick-fix vanities

Sure to please the rabble
But ransomed at the cost of

Centuries to come
When the wounded drag

Their broken limbs
To the altars of the ancestors

Weeping the salty unkempt tears
of Betrayal.


(Previously published in Autumn Leaves, July 2003)

Submitted: Monday, March 20, 2006
Edited: Sunday, April 06, 2008

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