Once called "The Aristophanes of the Piñon-Juniper Scrubland" performance poet Larry Goodell
has lived in Placitas for almost 50 years. He has published many local writers and is author of Firecracker Soup
, Out of Secrecy, The Mad New Mexican, and Here on Earth
. He is currently helping with the Duende Poetry Series there in Placitas.
Corporate madness dogs the world, corporation insanity,
the cream at the top turned to vicious gold tarnished by hell hounds
grinding profits off of poorer and poorer people –
while the banks & investors in dizzying derivatives pushing logic to madness
crave schemes even more outlandish as they ride off into managed debt.
The stock market is barking as the dog-eat-dog dogs pit-bull each other
over screens of fantasy wealth turned to boom boom boom bust turmoil.
All the could-be scientists and engineers becoming business bullies
up corporate ass-kiss ladders crashing crests as they disappear into
unregulated heights of all-consuming wealth, rapists dogging rapists,
unheard of hoardings surpassing kings of gold, mythical treasure nothing in their
amoral amassing, their dominating the world in gaudy self-righteousness,
ass-kissing ass-biting dogs of bigger business insurers, robber baron bankers,
crazed foaming-at-the-mouth investors establishing Greed
as God’s only gift to man.
--larry goodell, placitas, nm 22Oct09Poetry submissions are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. The whole Sunday Poem series is available from the front page of the DCF by
clicking on The DitchRider in the left-hand sidebar. Poems early in the series are archived under "previous post" at the bottom of The DitchRider blog.