Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Deplorable Wealth Snare

There was a time
in the not-too-distant past
when Republicans in Congress

would openly and shamelessly present
their atrocious Affordable Care Act
replacement bills

to the floor

their mean and life-threatening suggestions
on full display
to the public.

Now trapped as they are
in the self-created Trump unreality vortex

the emotion they feel is
(to be gracious)

the meek first step to shame

namely having been caught
creating another terrible bill

and feeling too cowardly
to release the evidence
of any wrongdoing.

And in a bizarre twist
even the man
who just yesterday was unanimously placated

by a creepily sycophantic cabinet

calls it "mean."

This poem © 2017 Emily Cooper.