Cocaine Activist

from by J. Marinelli



Ersatz leader of men
A third arm sprouts to pat his back
Our manic cocaine activist

Martyress to cook and clean
A third arm gropes to stroke him off

Hardwired to sharper gills
A hurtful waste, all bottom-fed
Our toxic cocaine activist

Lackeys to charm and crawl
A third arm strains to rub him out

Monopolize the conversation
At every meeting
In it for the ingratiation
Your time he’s stealing
And it’s got him reeling

Stagger-drunk on your applause
Urgent, insurgent paper tiger
Filmy and soft in tooth and claw
Neither a lover nor a fighter
With rhetoric so desperate
Intentions that may motivate
Are less than pure
They’ll always leave you sore
They’ll always leave you sore


from Stray Volts, releases May 12, 2017



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J. Marinelli Kentucky

"...sounds like the funnest maddest person that you know picking you up and swinging you around the room while simultaneously explaining to you the most important secrets of existence and mysteries of life.

It's fun and fast and when it puts you back down safely at the end you want to put it back on again from the start."

- Little Gem Records
(Dublin, Ireland)
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