As long lines formed, he called the revolution
At every debate, he acted incredulous
that it should be anybody but him.
The media called a reactionary platform
reactionary, and continued to represent their corporate
interests. Old people called for a return
to normalcy, though that had long ago
left the building. They elected a creepy old Democrat
to be the fall guy – at least
we’re not who we could’ve been, or are – at least
we’re good capitalists. Remember George McGovern?
As long lines
continued to form
for the far-right tyrant, representative
of corporate interests and popular
discontent. A liar. A fraud. The Fall Guy
tap dances in a corner somewhere, after
a piddly folksy rally somewhere, an Uncle Sam hat pushed down
cloaking his shoulders
and shoes. Out of a resounding and almost victorious
silence, again, he clicks his cane forward and clucks his hat
further down, Dick Van Dyke style.