15 Mar 2016 – Sonnet

Districts carved up cleverly, a credit
to the gerrymander’s art! Don’t tell me
it’s all innocent, that lie’s decrepit,
father’s falsehood – in perpetuity.
All Parties do this, none are lily white,
smug children shouting “hey! you started this!”
damned certain it’s not they who’ll set it right,
the love of power worth the great abyss.
The Great Abyss! There’s no more sense of Union.
Perhaps that always was a paper sham.
For now, there’s no community, communion,
just loners screaming “we don’t give a damn!”
The Bible AND the Gun? God help us all!
Divided to our core we’re doomed to fall.