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Ballad of Bathos
“I know you need your sleep now,
I know your life’s been hard,
But many men are falling
Where you promised to stand guard.”
I know you pride yourself
as an outsider, a maverick,
never trapped on a shelf;
but your very best trick
was to convince a lot of us
that you felt our pain,
that you understood our fuss,
that we all could ride on your train.
So here we are 6 months in,
with so many bodies under the bus,
with empty platitudes creating a din,
as America shops for a truss.
My God, sir--Nazis are marching,
and people are dying,
as you take refuge in your tower,
kiss golden toilets & stroke your power.
It is sad so many of us are already old
and will not live to actually see
your piggy mouth fill up with mold
as the country regains sweet liberty.
Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub