Thursday, March 25, 2021

Socialist Sonnet No. 26



A long pandemic of capitalism

Infects the world. Credit cards, bitcoin, cash

Are the viruses causing the rash

Of hopes dashed, the often deadly schism

Between abundance and falling wages,

Between the multi-billionaire

And all with more than a fair share of despair:

The contagion of capital rages.


Worker’s lives are made precarious

By profit trumping well-being and health,

Common weal succumbing to private wealth.

While political quacks prescribe various

Palliatives, there’s but one vaccine for all

The world, the working class taking control.


D. A.

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