Already drawn to the trough,
to the prospect of being cared for,
choosing peace and domesticity,

we are startled with the interruption
of the news—as it happens—
and we become the audience

on stage, interviewed and counted
for ‘something’ by invisible pollsters
just to keep the plot alive:

a chicken in every pot,
better jobs and lower taxes
as wealth wicks up

between catastrophes,
the graft and scandals
we’ve become addicted to.


5 responses to “THE INNOCENT

  1. Lenore Brashear

    Truthfulness is rare these days and you do it well!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Shirley Kitkpsytivkq

    Says so much with so few words. Something the mouthpieces need to learn.


  3. OOps, but you know who I am


  4. Good food for thought


  5. Ain’t that the truth!


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