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A Middle-Class Version Of Scorched Earth Politics

written by: BobDuvet

Storm the castle

Plant the flag in softened, well-trodden dirt

Shop at the ramparts super-store

Grease the tank wheels

Roll over everyone

Keep progressing, moving forward

With slow, mannered precision

Lock step, eyes fixed

Well-covered and camouflaged

Might hidden from sight

Out flanking, out ranking

Without questioning, orders followed

Mission accomplished with minimal collateral damage

Greater goods and services rendered

Civilian living in a boutique war zone

Gentrifying armies

Just enough clicks away to be considered soft targets

Entrenched in bunkered cubicles

Manning cockpit cash registers

With pilotless drones set loose in shopping malls

A focus group enemy of the state

Buying and selling each other's secrets

Honorably discharged

Into a bloated wallet

Faces flushed and covered with consumer scars

This is living large in an age of large living

This is today being lived in yesteryear

No purchase will bring it back

Storm the castle



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