Thoughts That Wake Me Like a Bad Dream 1 through 3
by Gary Hardaway
The twentieth- my birth century-
may be but a nightmare premonition
of what the twenty-first —
my death century- will become.
The police states of German National Socialism
and the Soviet Union are but pencil studies
for the full blown canvases of the new police states
now emerging in the service of rococo capitalism.
There really is a jealous angry
God and I have at long last
earned His attention.