So long poise
so long temperament.
We’ll miss it-
even a structured sentence.
So long honesty?
So long Marianne
So long Michelle
The digits tremble, the stocks tumble, images crumble-
Once the impenetrable fortress of success,
glamorous history of dreams fulfilled for any with the wish – We the People.
Hello misogyny. Hello red. Nice to meet you, I am blue. Hello clarity.
So long, diction, so long-
Welcome insidious fiction
Hello shattering compromise, shameless idiocracy, climate denied
So long rationality, selflessness, qualification, and applicable skill.
Hello television, pruned and scavenged to its changed bones, chipped, faded, cracked–that’s how the light gets in.