Bailout Kings

We are the quorum
still on speaking terms
with hope and decorum.

We could buy your way
to prosperity, were we not a
sinking ship ourselves.

Give us our majority share of heaven, so that we may relieve your hell. Sell us the souls of men travelling coast to coast, and just enough rope to hang their wives receivings earnings back home.

We can move their
mainland purpose to
a place less furnished with human welfare.

Entrust us keys to
your salvation
and we’ll make them open every

vault ocean floors can spare.

Oh, we forgot we were nation
building, and

declined to care.


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