The Ruling Crassness

The institutions of society
Grown illegitimate through rank misuse
Still cling to their self-serving piety

A pompous supposition: vain, abstruse,
That in themselves they find reflected “good.”
Their long years of assiduous abuse

Of Law and Language leave misunderstood --
By cunning calculation and design –
The nature of their nightmare neighborhood

Where “good things for the many” they malign,
And “all things for the few” they give a pass.
These “Citizens United” fall in line

To buy the Elephant and rent the Ass:
“Democracy,” made truly crude and crass.

Michael Murry, "The Misfortune Teller," Copyright 2020