Poems of the Week

Hammer and Sicko

by Nora Jay

“Karl Marx’s London grave vandalised in suspected hammer attack”
—The Guardian

Ye workers of the world, unite
To put this wrongful ruin right:
Exploited proletarians,
Condemn the guilty hooligans,
Then call, as swiftly as may be,
Your friends among the bourgeoisie,
Who may indeed corroborate
Society’s existing state,
But when it comes to monuments
Will spare no effort or expense.