31 Jan 2017 – Sonnet

Honestly, to watch grown men and women
attack each other! Sainthood each maintains!
Bought ourselves a Congress – what a lemon!
Once more the swamp gets filled – it’s never drained!
Still, any wise old man could set you straight:
if you don’t want to take such rascals home,
why dontcha use your head and change your bait?
Insist they work for free! These greedy gnomes
would scatter like black buzzards off fresh meat
once they can hear you head for their abyss
where lobbyists conduct their meet and greets.
Don’t kid yourself – we all collude in this!
We love this far too much to ever stop!
Democracy? We want to be on top!