Dogs 2009

INSURE RANTS
(12/8/09)


they
terrify us
with statistics
bars
graphs
pie charts
indicators
of every kind
to show us
that we're ruined
both physically
and monetarily
if we succumb
to accident
illness
or disease
without them

bureaucratic bastards

even
if we accept
their premises
and let the fear
drive us
to purchase
their policies
we are faced
by choices
riddled
with obvious loopholes
placing the responsibility
to decipher their
shell game madness
on our maddened
sensibilities
alone

paperwork pricks

once
we decide
on an appropriate plan
we find immediately
upon first use
that their system
is flawed
if not
totally
fucked

crass criminals

services denied
charges reversed
treatment refused
patients forgotten
in pursuit
of profit

greed merchants

no secret
to any of us
living in the US
in the last
few decades

we're screwed

the secret
seems to be
that our country
"greatest in the world"
is the only one
to operate
in such a
far fetched
dehumanizing
manner

United States of Apathy

"socialized" medicine
so denigrated
in congressional halls
boardrooms
and the market place
works farily well
with expected exceptions
in all of the countries
considered to be
our peers

France ain't that bad

their populations
may have
other worries
but whether or not
to risk financial
for physical stability
is not
one
of them

limbless but liquid?

our government
is useless
sense they feed
at the same
insurance trough

payoff pigs

we should stop
all of us
paying
our premiums

cut them off

take care
of each other
the best we can
in the interim

brotherly love now

and wait
for the system
to crash down
upon
itself

tower of rabble

maybe
once these corporations
and corrupters
are facing
similar
fiscal deaths
as to which
they daily
relegate
the rest
of us
they may
then listen
to reason

unemployed users

unfortunately
that would take
an unprecendented
public relocation
of the hopes
and fears
of us all

fat chance

but until then

they call
our shots