Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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LAWYERING

Could he give up the life, of a parasite
living off of dying, advocate for wealth
to press, exploit weaknesses, to break
the broken, plunder as Dukes of old
Ministers, gifts of patronage, incompetence
of nepotism, bestowing corruption and fear
on the Nation, lucrative betrayal
into pockets of cashmere from pouches of the poor
open sores of State, flies hover, collect fees
buzz as favors are shared, referrals deposited
loyalties and contracts of representation
social proprieties observed, high balls, martinis
even snuff for the select, image bought
reputation sold, good guy at the Club
always one for a foursome, extra strokes
on the money, run for the ninth hole
the body politic is business, he better get with it
stay within the advantage of the poll.




Jan G. Otterstrom F. 2/8/2013