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Forgery of Success
By John Brengman

 

Forgery of Success originally written: 1989
By: John Brengman edited: 2001

Within stark white offices,
towering edifaces of steel...
the sect of government rests securely.

After closing time
the glittering lights go dark.
The towers stand deserted, uninhabited.

Except for the few...
...the chosen...
...the janitors.

This elite race scurries through the offices
scrounging for papers to fill
their green plastic coffers.

Dust, dirt, and grime become prisoners,
trapped within vacuumed cages.

Tired after the hunt, the janitors
recline in comfort within the metal walls,
surrounded by glass, and they look out
over the pulsating city at night...
...viewing the world from windows
framed for the politicians' benefit
and made of air-conditioned
forgeries of success.

 

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