Underhanded Understudies
(an experiment in rhymed free verse or, "anti-verse")

My government tells only lies,
as do the daily papers
and TV stations.
Those who deviate from “The Narrative” they call spies
whose prospective career then quickly dies,
Tricky Dick Nixon and Tail Gunner Joe McCarthy having long since shown how this works.
Now the Democrats think it’s their turn
to pillory “Leftists” and learn
from oligarch jerks:
the nation’s

Michael Murry, "The Misfortune Teller," Copyright © 2023