NAZI ART VAULT
I am thinking out loud and don’t want to imply
there’s any truth in what I tell you except the lie
looms large on the horizon slashed from ear to ear
just happy- faced with the results of terror and fear
has had on the working stiffs and the radical subjective saps
who create to live on the fringe that’s not quite where it’s at
the aliens under the radar pressed into service
by the all consuming Reich of real estate interest
Bagdadadelphia, maybe there’s somewhere healthier
no doubt it’s right to be worried now
there’s a big hole in the ground that won’t be null and void
for long, containers from China, the boats from Vietnam
cheap labour to dig the floor up to fit the fetishes got
under pretext of helping the third world here and there out
of the self fulfilling prophecy with foreign tyrants paid off
to make it look good to the bleeding hearts and ping-pong.
The Buck, the Yen,
a pound of flesh
and requisite dash
of salt under the skin
the stolen artifact
traded for sex
with a starved child
to weak to scream
it’s only another
Nazi Art Vault
come to an immanent domain near you
Spellbinder, hex laid on thick,
if only the Sea Witch knew
she’d give the devil his due
Beep heil, beep heil Nazi Art Vault com’n’ thru!
To a white washed black bottom near you.
Nazi Art Vault’s bigger than a bread-box
but never as large as a Black Hole
(there’s been a change in the zoning code
Beep Heil, beep heil Nazi Art Vault com’n’ thru!
UCD plus PNC is good clean family fun Nazi Art Vault
30th Street Post Office lost leased and Penned in by the tax
payer is Green Zone IRS Nazi Art Vault so is the World Cafe BBC
and the museum of Archeology the poster child of Nazi Art Vaults
Don’t mind the mad poet, don’t shoot the piano player,
nervous ticks, I’m possessed by beautiful Israeli spies
and I work down the Pike digging the Nazi Art Vault
for the absentee landlord and the precious gentrified.
I image you think, I imagine there’s something
not quite right with me and I witness the blistering
shell rise over the skyline Comcast like a gynecologist
high on meta- amphetamine scraping the heat inversion
architectonic, terrorist proof by volume and channel
locks to the degree the TV syndicates want us
to believe in God, in Country and the Nazi Art Vault
com’n’ through loud and clear channel high definition.
The acquisitive consumer could
just as well easily pump the blood
of a dozen Nationalguards men and women
into the gas tank of their SUV
or an Iraqi wedding party into a Hummer
but nothing compares to the capacity
of a spanking new Nazi Art Vault
popping up like poppies all over the Green
Zone phone home for a gold bricking binge.
They maybe the Beautiful People
but we’re better looking than them.
Carnivolution, Ellen Tiberino Memorial Museum. 6.8.07
There's alot of local Philadelphia references here of course and then a casual reader might want to know the why and wherewithall of their inclusion. One needs to do a web search on the various references to get the impact perhaps of the usurpation of the great city's soul (including it's culture underground) by a combination of "conflict of interest" and immanent domain". And good luck in finding anything that is seeing the trees thru the forest! But I think we would all have first hand experience with the purpose of Comcast's erecting towers upon the metropolitan skylines, at least on the East Coast.
Otherwise I beg your forgiveness for the heavy handed polemics.