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Poetry by Santiago del Dardano Turann 

Santiago lives in San Francisco, California.




© 2009 Santiago del Dardano Turann






"Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, a leading health authority in Europe , says that drug companies 'organized a 'campaign of panic' to put pressure on the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic. He believes it is 'one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century,' and he has called for an inquiry." - Fox News January 11, 2010



The gears and straps in clicking jerks roll on

Inside the mammoth Rube Goldberg Machine.

Its groaning weight with buttress metal talons

Squats on the sheep pens filthy as latrines


With squirming herds of bleating, frightened sheep

Left blind by flashing colors from large tubes

To hide from them mechanical hands that sweep

The sheep up into rusting, bloody cubes.


Large plastic flashing heads on trains roll up

The outside spewing oil on the contraption

From inside where the crushing and the sharp

Dark tools grind flesh like in a witch’s cauldron.


The fleeces burn and rise as smoke and gas

Into a pig-shaped blimp, unfilled and limpid,

Bound to a tall bright funnel made of brass.

Upon the pig one single phrase is printed:








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