And what does forward mean?
No, don’t look at me like that,
That exasperated expression on your face;
I mean it seriously:
Forward is now back.
Is this Nietzsche’s Eternal Recurrence?
1970 is as far as got before the braying donkey of the right
Rediscovered those populist slogans
To feed the resentments toxically exaggerated
once equality was downgraded
To a shrug of indifference
By the freeing of markets
That poured billions into the open pockets
Of the rich.
After all we can always blame the stranger.