Late for the Insider Auction
(an experiment in rhymed free verse or, "anti-verse")

A coup d’état requires a state
To “stroke,” but just consider:
Which fails the slowest?
A monarchy, inbred, whose genetics are its fate?
A republic, whose citizens fail to see until too late
Their legions crossing the Potomac/Rubicon and pitching a huge five-sided tent?
Or a corporate monopoly:
“Employers” whom the proles don’t see,
The World’s One Percent,
The lowest

Michael Murry, "The Misfortune Teller," Copyright © 2020