Obnoxiously loud
playing,
Grand Ol’ Party
Elephant braying,
brass blaring.
In cognitive dissonance,
contradictions glaring.
Into a future 
same old, same old
we seem to be staring.
Lesser of two evils.
Dealt a hand
with one too many
Trumps.
Dealing from the
bottom of the deck.
Prosletyzing hatred,
Machiavellian
epigones stump.
Manure liberally
fertilizing the
conservative esplanade.
Historical rollback
of freedoms and rights.
On the memory
of sacrifice
establishment trods.
In the prestidigitation,
not-so-subtle
misdirections,
no one seems to notice
the wink.
Repetition of absurdities
as ventriloquists put
their hands up
and then tell the people
what to think.
A culture of 
overconsumption,
recycling,
breeds waste.
While the carrion
feast on the carcass
of a body politic
post chaste.

M. Zane McClellan

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