29 Nov 2016 – The Unasked Question
  (for Joel Monka)

Everybody now loathes Congress!
No one asks “Who Sent ’em there?
Who the hell’s the real accomplice?”
No one asks THAT – no one dares!

“We need jobs and we need money!”
Words like ‘pork’ are out of style.
“Cut a deal, and quickly, sonny!
Just don’t reach across that aisle!”

Free-for-all from now ’til midterm!
Back-room bargains none admit!
A nation filled with piglets, squirming,
each one fighting for a tit!