Ivan Donn Carswell


Mutations Of Self Interest - Poem by Ivan Donn Carswell

Besides dreary politics
the functioning of law
conspires to weary me
although I’m neither pro
nor con its song and dance

I see philanthropic
mutations of self-interest
in the claim: “Vote for
ME and I’ll give you
what YOU want! ”


I know that what it
really stands for is a
statement of intent:
‘Vote for ME and I’ll
give you what I want! ’


On the other hand law
is less an Institution than
an Ass who sits absorbed
in rictus on an egg-like
ego contemplating self

Regrettably the hatch is
neither planned nor heritably
compatible but nonetheless
protected it will be by full
force of an Ass!

© 22 January 2010, I. D. Carswell


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 16, 2010


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