History was reversed at the Millennium
Without blood, without a whimper
No- one noticed. A silent revolution that
Swept like a few grams of ricin
Through an over- crowded prison.
But these revolutionaries wanted fearful people
Not heaps of corpses.
Carefully measured non- lethal doses
Lulling: Making quiet: Deleting memory
Intimate drone- like surveillance, nurturing
The revolution came and
The people forgot their identity,
A thousand years of history was undone.
The conquest came, and the conquered clapped.
The rich, who had reversed
A thousand years of silent humility,
Now were glorious once more.
Magna Carta avenged!
The desperate bourgeoisie looked at the
Ashes of their failed democracy and wept.