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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


Repeat



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