And the candidates lie while voters
bathe in the light of soft memes
soaking themselves in pretty phrases
paired to poignant images sweet-wise,
and little girls in red, white and blue
sequinned skirts twirl dizzyingly
mesmerizing masses of twit-whistlers
horning in on patriotic fear fervor
chords dancing adorable waifs a’spin.
Aren’t we all takers in the end,
sucking what we can get off and in
ourselves confined and conformed
to social patterns, strong-armed
cycles: do this or be stigmatized?
And so the world is just the world.
Life is just life, nothing more–