Tom Simard

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The First Thing We Do

The First Thing We Do
Jack would do
anything
for anyone
you were told.

So you waited
in his lobby
interested to hear
what information
he might provide.

From a plaque on the wall
a Bible verse stated
obedience to God
would bring about good governance.

A painting of Washington
kneeling on the banks
of the Delaware
hung.

As for your mother,
she’d already crossed
the Rubicon.

Jack’s secretary,
who’d earlier
said
her father, too,
was suffering from
dementia
and had expressed such
understanding,
told you coldly,
“He can’t see you.”

No jot and tittle
means sympathy’s
in short supply.

Corporations

Corporations
The highest court
in the land
proclaims them
individuals

not of flesh and blood
who bleed when cut

easily able
to pay off
billions
for frauds
exercised.

Thanks to Howard Johnson whose post inspired this poem.
For only the latest in corporate behavior, read this.

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