The People Are Rising Again

The people are rising againLooking for results, Like erections, unlike construction, They want to tear down their oppressors. Their shouts should be Against Wall Street And the Republicans "Where are the guillotines when we need them?" But this is a peaceful protest so far Except for the cops using pepper spray. And the unions are joining in As if out of Marc Blitzteins' :The Cradle Will Rock" Or perhaps more potently Whitman's Out of the Cradle Endlessly rocking. So where are the poets when we need them? We're here, too.

Tom Savage 10/6/11