Saturday, May 06, 2023

 Socialist Stanza No. 8



Uneasy the crown on the head

Of state, greasy with unction,

King of an inflated nation,

The monarch of malfunction.


A preordained embodiment

Of the flag and the country,

Reinforcing subservience

When his subjects bend the knee.


A wonder and a spectacle,

But no more substance than that,

Deservedly celebrated

With shop loads of plastic tat.


An archbishop gives his blessing,

Troops are called to attention,

While all the lords of capital

Celebrate their ascension.


D. A.

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