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THE MASTERPLAN AND OTHER FOLLIES

Subjugation and extinction

a fine aim indeed.

A small price to pay

for a masterplan to take shape

 

Domination without question

a fine aim

not without its problems.

 

The amnesia of evil

a small price to pay

for the haunting of the past.

 

Of course it had to fail

but it was thought necessary at the time

and now the ghosts have risen up

 

a small ...

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POST GRADUATION

After a long and illustrious decline

my grammar school was razed to the ground

to make way for housing,

flags of conquest flown.

 

"People must live somewhere"

the developers said

sweeping up any doubts that remained

of the advantages undoubtedly gained.

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