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Tentacles of Power

#Haiku Happenings #2: Reena’s latest #tanka sequence for my current #haikai challenge!

Reena Saxena

voting rights are
illusions of power in
common working hands
backstage manipulations
make democracy a farce

keep masses busy
invoke suppressed emotions
instigate battles
they manage wealth of nations
we debate inanities

politics needs funds
business demands high favors
they laugh at our ignorance
all the way to acquired wealth

Haikai Challenge #59

Image credit : Rebecca Green

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