In veils of secrecy the captured states
Obscure the havens of the ultra-rich,
Who claim to hover in their global cloud;
Untouched, untaxable and out of reach.
They slip through loopholes spun, in legal webs,
By spider lawyers, lobbyists, - with bribes.
They loot our assets; dodge, evade and hide;
And multiply their influence round the globe.
What chance our representatives can stand
Against the surge of this corrupting tide;
Pin down each corporate body to the land;
Blow veils aside; disperse the global cloud?
Manhattan and the City do not fall.
These are the murkiest havens of them all.
Freda Davis Oct 2011