Revolution


Revolution
16" x 20" mixed media on canvas

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Come now, Pawns, 
dance to the song of the labyrinth within
for our Demigods have grown pompous
from creative accounting and caviar sins

The Bishop controls the King and Queen; 
Knights shout over who's at fault;
while the Rook sweats before the cameras
over the empty coffers inside the vault
Then one Pawn is sacrificed
& the Empire comes to a halt,
yet this ailing beast made lame from greed
treats its wounds with salt

It raises impotent arms towards Masters 
watching across a Chessboard made of Lives
as the Desperado approaches
with an endless supply of knives
for each dagger is made of water
& forged from truth archived
because not one Master
can untangle the beast from its own lies:

The 24th Move.