Swamp Mess


Yes a mess

a swampy mess

colorful nest of swirling lies

promises test our dilated eyes

where is the plug

the bung

to stop up the hole

so shallow the thought

caught up in this shoal

swirling stagnation

crooked and broken by wind

lawless temptation funneled the sin

reward the accuser

the liar

the schmuck 

knee deep in greed

this party-line muck


yes we are

overwhelmed and unfit

democracy is broken

and smells much like