05 Nov 2016 – Dark Days

Now the truly dark days fall.
It’s just November.
No end to an angry brawl.
No one remembers
back when we could disagree
without revulsion.
Reason fails, our rising screeds
prove its expulsion.

Now come days of endless war –
it floods our airwaves.
Slander helps each point be scored.
That’s all the base craves.
No holds barred! Each day defame!
Screw truth and reason!
Power comes from mobs enflamed.
This once was treason.