STOP THE SOUND BITES - FIX IT

                         (American Shame 2005)

The pictures

      TV fed

                 do nothing to tell the tale

When rescue

                   is your rooftop

                              furniture chopped through ceiling exit

                  you have been ignored

When finger pointing

                             exists beyond the level

                                                       of your highest window

                             government

                                              in every degree

                                                                    has failed

When the body

                      of your cousin

                                  brother

                                  mother

                                             floats past you

                                                             on day NINE

                           you have become the rarest of the rare

                                                      a dweller

                                                                     of a fourth world nation