How many Monks did the Chinese get?
How many Marks for a loaf of bread?
the pre-putsch civilised citizens said
Then later with the ovens stoked up strong
they vapourised outcast’s who didn’t belong
See how one thing leads to the next
how a printing press expands to a text
How a fake news crisis leads to war
how a woman of dignity bends to a whore
How an empire of hope picks up a gun
and batters on its children till the children are done
How leaders and poets come to share the same feast
starting out as saviours then ending up The Beast
Genesis to Revelation the evolution of all lies
as we watch in trepidation through half denying eyes