Saturday, December 03, 2005

orally disintegrating (the politician)

he stands at the podium
like he knows what he's talking about
don't ask questions from the sidelines -
he's not scripted for that.
he can't answer without looking at his notes.
"we're cutting funding to the schools-
our soldiers need more guns."
"don't worry about the mentally ill,
we'll leave that to the nuns."
we must believe in what he says-
our future depends on it.
while he orally disintegrates
pretending that the stink from his mouth
is not... (shhh...)

by little_green_fairy

republished from the Poets Workshop
with permission from the author

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