subservient subordinates

by Jason Alan

mellifluous malaise

malicious militias

mentally malnourished misfits

harder than ethics

yet limper than biscuits

the poor are slaves

to the government

suckling on the teats

dependent and loving it.

the high school graduates

are slaves to their work

struggling to pay rent

an endless circle jerk

the college grads

are slaves to debt

ten years gone by

are those loans paid off yet?

the rich are slaves

to power and greed

an unending hunger,

insatiable need.

but fear not,

for there’s an answer

to the quandry, a bonus

the only ones who seem

to have it figured out

are the homeless