Tax Deductible – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“International aid is just another praetorian business enterprise.” Arundhati Roy

Tax Deductible 

The paralysis of the west is its deep,
unspoken anxiety of imposter syndrome,
that it is a living lie of heroes and bare 
trinket chests covered in cheap, gaudy
promises of solutions wrapped in dreams
of self-serving outcomes pretending to
be hope, masquerading as moral piety,
offering platitudes chained in addiction.
The anxiety of the west is rooted in its

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31 responses to “Tax Deductible – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. And that mental illness gets worse everyday

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  2. Just give a bit of cash and your conscience is clear

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  3. Or you could just buy Twitter🥹

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  4. VJ

    You capture the insanity to a tee.

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  5. Can’t be said better! xx Michael

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  6. A mirror of words!

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  8. lync56

    Wow great poem – this one really packs a punch of truth


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