Make-it-up-as-you-go-along Gulag
(after the style of Alexander Pushkin's Eugene Onegin)

“Rules-based Order,” Blinken tells us
means whatever Nuland says.
Thus, the bullshit that he sells us
reeks of “Biden,” U.S. Prez,
whose demented babbling frightens
while The Corporation tightens
ownership of “government”:
cops and guards and soldiers sent
to enforce passivity
in the Populi whose Vox
disappears where power stalks
handing out captivity
till Poe’s bird above the door
croaks in triumph: “Ever More!”

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