"Schlock. noun. informal•North American. Cheap or inferior goods or material; trash.

Schlock and Awful

Tons of talk, exploding trash
dumped upon some hapless foreign land.
Chefs of Stuff with balls of brash,
jointly run their merry pirate band.
Ponzi bubble / Wall-Street crash
paid for by inflation out of hand.
Trust-fund children’s birthday bash:
party hard on Martha’s Vineyard. Grand!
Fed deranged and printing cash
shrink-wrapped pallets flown-in on demand,
then back out to offshore stash.
Saigon/Kabul: still no reprimand.
So, what next will these fools smash?
Not to worry. None of them get canned.

Michael Murry, "The Misfortune Teller," Copyright © 2021