Day 55- 11.10.20
Upon reading the newspaper
This much is clear:
Officials make statements based on
very little--sometimes, even, based on nothing at all.
Some men ask questions like what went wrong
while other men don't ask, just tell and tell and tell
with a masculine fury from a war they never fought.
Viral speculation, sensationalized truth and
polls and votes will ultimately be boiled down
to snappy headlines as hoax after hoax and
rebuttals and retorts enter the scene and refuse to rest.
The masses might damn treason and send tweets
as they stay home and go out and accept mobsters as politicians and
politicians as gods;
as the bodies that once breathed are slapped down onto
autopsy tables, as nurses roll corpses into the morgue,
from the overflowing morgue out the hospital door and
into refrigerated trucks
out in the street.
But don't let it dominate your life, pussy.
If nothing else, be sure to do nothing.
If nothing else, be sure to talk straight out of your ass
until your voice goes horse and can no longer be heard.
Never forget to get in line and stay there.
Get in line and wait there for
more information or
false claims or
new weapons or
worse comes to worst
steady, insurmountable, fire-like rage.