Tax Deductible – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“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
narcissism.


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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.

    Liked by 1 person

  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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