Poetry – Seats of Power

Seats of Power


Castles and cathedrals.

It was once so clear where the power lay.

Ramparts and spires

Reaching up to the heavens.

Kings and Bishops

Rules over lands and congregations

Deploying threats and weapons.


Now the banks are the fortresses

Whose facades

Seek to impress and intimidate,

Whose vaults hold power.

As people and nations

Place their faith in the mighty dollar

Influence and corruption rule

As bankers preside

From their new ivory towers.


Opher – 17.8.2020

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