THE CHAIRMAN’S POSSESSION
And the company Chairman
Upon the Prospectus entering him
Became violently disturbed.
And in a most astonishing frenzy
Convulsed and distorted his features
And he rolled about on the Boardroom floor
And the board members
Revealed to the shareholders their Dividends.
Then they bound him with chains and rope, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he tore the rope in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him and they left the room. For the next few hours he cried out, rolled about, and stabbed himself with pens. It had not been a very good year.
A REVERSE EXORCISM
A Catholic priest, possessed by Satan
Recited his child molesting ways backwards
Blessed his bishop’s silence
Crossed his chest with gold and silver
And canonized a corrupt pope,
At midday in an empty cathedral.
A crowd had come to watch but stood outside, and a man named Jesus Christ went in and said to the priest “O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to suffer this appalling church? How long must I allow it to bear my name?” And Jesus rebuked the Catholic Church, and it came out of the priest and he was healed.
SPEAKING IN ORDINARY TONGUES
Economists who make prophetic failures
Are set around in a circle
And within it lay a bleeding corpse.
At a given signal
The faulty Economists rush at the body
And engorge on the corpse’s entrails.
And sitting satiated before their computers
They prophesy the future once again.
But it is better economists speak in a language for the every person and not in tongues for themselves; for no one understands them. They merely surround the movement of money with mystery. The ones who speak of economics in ordinary tongues need no interpreters, and no academics to support them.
AN ANTI SMOKING ADVERTISEMENT
The Oracle of Lung Cancer
Each year is heard to scream
And enter into violent spasms.
When it inhales
The Smoke of a Million Cigarettes
The Smoke puts the Oracle into a trance
For it to predict the outcome
Of the smoker’s inhalations.
The Oracle knows that coughers will leave their last day with coughing, and defending their smoking desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of giving up? For ever since there have been cigarettes, it’s been the same as it ever was.” And yet they deliberately overlook the fact lungs existed long before cigarettes.
HOW HE COULD NOT BE SAVED
Corporations also make sacrifices
Some are macabre
Like hanging a janitor
Like drawing and quartering a clerk
Like beheading a tea lady
To appease the gods of greed
When billion dollar profits drop.
A junior clerk was taken to the place called The Skull, and there he was crucified. And the staff cast lots over his desk belongings. And they stood by watching, while the chief clerk scoffed at him, saying, “He transferred approved home loans to the right customer accounts. Let him do one for himself. If you are truly a Bank Clerk, save yourself!”
THERE IS NO REASON TO BE STUBBORN
There is a venerated woman
Who stands by a stream
Listening to the water’s murmurs and cries.
Understanding what she hears
She then stands before men
Fighting from disagreements
And calls them to rationality;
To give ground instead of causing blood.
But they ignore her for they are filled with noise. They are full of envy, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of women, insolent, boastful, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless, greedy. They hear her decree which says these men deserve punishment, but not only do they ignore her they give approval to any man who does the same.