Hoisting the Hero

Breaking "defense" that is already tanking,
"braking" offense when we've no wish to stop.
Borrowing trillions to boost bad-boy banking
Ponzi-scheme bubble about to go "POP!"

"Warrior" wastrels in Washington whimper
throwing more money at contractor friends.
Supplicants shrink as they snivel and simper,
begging to "battle" for Seizure Class ends.

Surely the Russians and Chinese feel frightened.
How could they not, as we lunatics laugh
loudly while ropes 'round our own neck we've tightened.
"Hoist by himself," our deserved epitaph.

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