Chimera Coalition

Have you heard of the "coalition"?
"American-led," so we're told
which only has one timeless mission:
To start a fight, fuck up, and fold.

A giant goat helplessly bleating
As out of its back grows a lion
Insisting the goat take a beating
For someplace the bible calls Zion:

A fabulous story implanted
About an old Jew, dumb as brick,
To whom the land's title was granted
for slicing some skin off his dick.

If you'll believe that, then consider
A goat with a snake for a tail:
Chimera, a sale with no bidder;
"American-led," doomed to fail.

Michael Murry, "The Misfortune Teller," Copyright © 2018