Names Will Be Named

you over there
think you’re anonymous
and untouchable,
driving the streets
of this shit-hole town
with the law on your side.
you’re king of the trade,
driving your Corvettes
and F-250s,
delivering poison
to children in the name
of greed.

and you over there
in your courtrooms
think you’re the justice
in your vain attempt
to put another notch
in your belt.
you whip victims
into conformity using
threats of fear
and punishment
all in the name
of your own glory.

you’re two sides
to the same coin,
using tragedy as your
crutch and your sword.
beware, lest you forget
that true justice
is always poetic
and in the end
names will be named
and shame shall wash over you
like your own piss.

Author: Dan Steven Erickson

Dan Steven Erickson is a great undiscovered American songwriter.