How can you hear from Me, when my
Best journalist works now for the Dutch Embassy
Toni Morrison for the U.S. Embassy
My Frost dying alone with a high blood pressure
Our Spielberg is taking minutes,
Our film maker takes your workshops PV
You pay her a hundred dollars a page!
Mr Krugman, Attalli and the rest of our
Are advising the UNDP country director
When not funded by the E.U.
But who cares,
When the best minds do plagiarism all year long
Presenting Power points as your consultant,
Who cares when our intellectuals are silenced,
When our Jean Dominique is left designing radio
Only counting dead bodies
The many Rimbauds killed themselves long ago
I write sans conviction, ni engagement
Publishing if only on your payroll
I refuse to be enraged by the new encircling rule
Because who cares, if
My country is on per diem.