Quilted in patchworks of sin.
Blanketed in altered reality.
Appliqued in government deceit
And Gula notoriety.
Striped in red, black, and green.
Motifs so negligently laid.
Kaleidoscopes with batiks of sloth
And despair amongst its prey.
Blocks of venal red and black,
Reeking of nether.
Hemmed in avarice of long green.
Bonded with faux tether.
Batting wooled with thready lies.
Reveling in no defeat.
Bearding the revelations of fate
While warming its tyranny.
Gula- Catholic spiritual pieta that means ‘greed’
batik- cloth with a design made of dyeing only the parts not coated with wax
venal- characterized by bribery or corruption
nether- lower or under; nether world
long green- money
tether- the limits of ones abilities