In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Toby Fitch reads his poem 'Democrazy' which features in the 2016 New South Wales anthology.
u salivate over the lavish merch & navigate the root
the riot marches down pour lemonade into yr filters
watch it fizz w/ the aura of philosophy
confit the poor toys & velour lining yr demon crèche
where right wings cook the science left wings wilt
where the schism u imp about cycles & the ex u con
script says au revoir! it’s get on or get off if u
serf on ice / sir vice the military exploit the monstro
city in yr self & yr peak industry body perks apply!
it pays to be Trumped up logorrhoeathmic crazed ex
ponent of that power to witch re volting masses stick
aux! centre yr cynic for some scenic prostitution
pawn off yr core values & move evr forward evn
the fixed come unfixed as iphones on the blink keep
snuffling the paywalls’ patois paths so logical
it’s tough love u illuminate swipe right
eat the drapes eat everything night drips w/
Read Toby Fitch's biography in 'States of Poetry - NSW'