04 Nov 2015 – Sonnet

The buck stops here with your hopes for justice
not that high on legislative wishlists.
The Senate – Santa. The House – his helpers,
elfs to ring the bells, collect the handouts.
The buck stops here – outbid by grinning boys:
all lobbists in line for lollypops
already purchased (out of pocket costs)
happy to be getting what they paid for.
The buck stops here! “In God We Trust” it says –
“The rest pay cash!” Honest politicians
stay bought. No feat if you’re the highest bid,
pulling lie dispenser strings in secret.
The buck stops here – no forward motion now!
The buck stops here – that’s all those bastards vow!