Fifty-Nine

Music: Fugue in B minor.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.

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Fifty-nine takes pleasure in opposing
Instruments of undeclared oppression,
Fantasies of normalcy sustaining
The brutal oligarchy of possession.
Yet art is ever more than mere expression.

Nor does she mete out history unwilling,
In hot pursuit of media attention,
Nemesis of all who show discretion
Even with hogs on naked children swilling.





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