Music: Fugue in B minor.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.

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Nicholas Gordon

Fifty-nine takes pleasure in exposing
Instruments of everyday oppression,
Fantasies of normalcy sustaining
The brutal oligarchy of possession.
Yet what she does is more than mere expression.

Nor does she care what shams she might be shaming
In hot pursuit of media attention,
Nemesis of all who show discretion
Even as they see so many dying.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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