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Citizens United

by Tom Lagasse
(Bristol, Connecticut, USA)
Published April 20, 2019
"Citizens United" by Tom Lagasse - 45 Poems - Eleventh Transmission
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Citizens United

If corporations are people
why can’t everything be considered people too?

Vast empires would then emerge in open spaces
and backyards.  Diverse populations, like

Birch people, grass people, horse people, and finch people, who already
Exist harmoniously  have an economy worth emulating.

Shouldn’t their voices be considered equally to Fortune 500
companies or PACs and be able to make contributions too?

How would mountains vote
After their insides have been stripped bare?

What insight would oceans add to the discussion
on healthcare as their systems collapse from dis-ease?  

Would their ill health be
from their lack of virtue?

Glaciers bid tearful good-byes into waterways and
Since they are seen mostly by scientists, their existence will

Be denied by skeptics who will cry fraud and
announce glaciers were counted twice, once as ice and once as water.

The powerful waves of resistance are evidenced daily.
They will cleanse the definitions of sovereignty & dominion.


Note: Citizens United was initially published at www.naturewriting.com.


Biography
Tom is a frequent contributor to Edible Nutmeg magazine where he writes
about local food and food systems.  His writing has appeared in The
Feminine Collective, Faith, Hope & Fiction, The Artful Mind, The Sun, and
Catholic Digest.  Most recently, his poems were published on
naturewriting.com & iamnotasilentpoet.com. He lives in Bristol, CT.
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