Special Project: 45 Poems
Poetry by Bruce Louis Dodson
(Borlänge, Dalarna County, Sweden)
|"Nepotism Tango" by Bruce Louis Dodson - 45 Poems - Eleventh Transmission
First you hire your wife and then
Your daughter and her manly friend
Your uncle Joe and then his brother
Find a nice job for your mother.
Friends that you once went to school with
Others not so safe to fool with
Younger siblings wait in line
To make sure futures will be fine
For them - but not so much for us
We are the people on bus.
In short time make some more additions
Millionaires, rich politicians
Without skills and points of view
Unlike those held by me and you.
This sounds a little bit, at least
Like governments in the Mid East
North Korea too and other places
Fascists and their families faces
Could not happen here, we thought
Our free elections sold and bought.
Bruce Louis Dodson is an expat living in Borlänge, Sweden, where he
writes fiction and poetry. His most recent work has appeared in: Foreign
& Far Away – Writers Abroad Anthology, Sleeping Cat Books – Trip of a
Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Tic Toc,
and Storm Cycle Anthologies - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Vine Leaves,
Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac, mgversion2>datura,
Maintenant 11, Glassworks, Door Is A Jar, Popshot, Proverse Poetry
Prize Anthology, So It Goes, Blood and Bourbon, Ancient Paths, and
Without Words Anthology.
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