Eastern Saloon

Eastern Saloon

 

The foreign policy of America

 

Swings open like saloon doors

 

Surprised analytical eyes swing

 

Round in their seats.

 

 

Conflict is inevitable.

 

Cowboys and Indians

 

Cowboys and Arabs

 

Cowboys and Chinese

 

Cowboys and Greeks

 

 

The Eastern Saloon and the changing of seats

 

No one sits easy on their chair anymore.

 

A thunder of fidgets and staring at the door

 

 

Arms Dealers for barmen in the Eastern Saloon.

 

Sit next to the hate and fresh air tycoons.

 

We’re the mugs that are serving them the drinks.

 

The sweat of your labour for their high jinx

 

 

If it was chess then they would paint you as a pawn.

 

If it was football then would sit you in the stand.

 

Nationalism hypnosis and obsessions with land

Leaves a high bill for the butcher and dust in our hand.Links

American Foreign Policy Council

Middle East Review of International Affairs – US Foreign Policy Resources
Nationalism – definition on Wikipedia
Saloons of the American West – Legends and Background

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