only after the last industrial factory is closed
and the last call centre relocates to the Third World
only after the last research study rationalizes further austerity
and the last government support program is cancelled
only after the last soup kitchen is shuttered
and the last food bank empties its shelves
only after the last public housing project is sold off
and the last health benefit is eliminated
only after the last day care centre is decertified
and the last homegrown corporation swallowed by a multinational
only after the last government function is privatized
and the last private company is downsized then liquidated
only then will you find
that your precious tax cuts cannot be eaten.
This post is courtesy of Canadian spoken word artist, Greg “Ritallin” Frankson who you can find more about at http://www.cytopoetics.ca/
© A. Gregory Frankson, 2012. All rights reserved.