Power For Sale

Politics brings out the worst in us,
  if in doubt—turn on the news

The denominator sinking low,
  false prophets in the pews

All lust for privilege, fairness damned,
  as old as man himself

Truth getting buried inside the deck,
  as the bottom card gets dealt

Politics poisons and spoils the well,
  leaving the common good to drown

Our animal natures, where dog eats dog
  —power for sale by the pound

(Villanova Pennsylvania: June, 2019)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on June 12, 2019

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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