The Lyre in Congress

There is a new Greene Deal in Congress:
Her vitriolic song of measured strife
Slashes the Constitution with a knife.
With twittered pawns moving across a chess
Board, crowned by voters, she attacks the press.
The new Jim Crow has found a House wife
To cook, season, and boil rage. Fables rife
With treason trump the truth. This sorceress
Schemes with accusations for a deep state,
Buried in the mind of people who fear
The climate change in a battered nation
That divides into precincts of raw hate,
Nourished by words that violate the ear
With sounds and shrieks that undermine creation.

Kemmer Anderson walks his dog along the Trail of Tears in Chattanooga, Tennessee and has walked the streets of East Jerusalem in 1971, '83, 98, and 2015. Read other articles by Kemmer.