Fifty-Nine

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

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Fifty-nine takes pleasure in exposing
Imprints of unrecognized oppression,
Fantasies of normalcy sustaining
The brutal oligarchy of possession.
Yet what she does is more than mere expression.

Nor does she care what shame she might be spilling
In hot pursuit of media attention,
Nemesis of all who show discretion
Even as wild boar on babes are swilling.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon





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