OctPoWriMo 26

Democracy is
A pre-existing condition
We have never been covered for

They may now have the power
To strip the rights
Of the majority away

Even as they confirm
The last gasps of their ideology
By spreading disease

They know their time is up
Their hands are bruised
Trying to hold the levers

That will soon crush them
Into inanimate dust
And crumbling edifices

They only fight so hard
Because they are losing
And will continue to lose

As long as we the people
See through their bullshit
Hypocritical bluster

And vote them into oblivion
The ball is in our court—
Start packing

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher