ode to authority

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most everyone
 
 
has the authority
 
 
 
to do
 
 
whatever they can get away with
 
 
there’s a whole lot of people
 
getting away with a whole lot of shit
 
and a few people
 
getting away with
 
a whole lot more shit
 
 
 
and a couple people
 
 
 
 
 
getting away with
 
 
ten thousand
 
 
 
more times shit than that
 
 
like our
President
and Vice President
 
 
of the World
Gas House Corporation
 
 
one of them always
gets to keep their finger
on the thermostat
 
 
they both must be cold blooded
 
 
 
cuz they keep it hot
 
 
 
 
 
 
all the time
 
 
 
 
 
i
think
 
 
when they each wake up
 
in the morning
 
 
 
 
 
and look
 
 
 
 
 
in the mirror
 
 
 
 
they see authority
 
 
 
 
written in the lines
in their foreheads
 
 
 
 
by their founding fathers
brothers
cousins
 
 
the authority to contradict
 
 
themselves
 
 
 
the authority to arrest anyone
 
 
 
 
 
who is contradictory
 
 
 
i’d like to know
how they get away with it
 
 
 
seems to me
 
 
authority
 
 
 
 
always winds up
 
 
 
 
being decided
 
 
 
by the most powerful punch
 
 
 
 
no matter what anyone says

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