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1993. Polska

1993.

The Polish kids tell me

they *Love* Michael Jackson.

That’s nice, I reply (thinking of you),

he loves Polish kids too.

They look at me innocently, expectantly,

word in the village is

I’d once been to Hungary.

Bitterly, the babysitter reflects:

“Kids, you can do anything,

as evil as you like,

total impunity,

if you’re rich and famous enough.

This is the way of the West.

Exploitation, decadence, degradation.

As the man-child sings:

“Finger-fuck, my baby,

it don’t matter if you’re black or white”.

New world order,

disenchanted and confused,

past, present, future,

Polish kids cry.

 

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