Democracy Dies in the Dark


he press is a mess
not calling the treacherous
by name who’s to blame,
orange president so lame.

Tantrum on a toy drum,
critics of him are all dumb.
Pell-Mell tweet and yell:
put his blasphemers in jail.

Re-brand old elephant
against all not sycophant
to dear-leader cheer—
discourse by pitchfork and spear.

Mark the fascist arc:
democracy dies in the dark;
meter the theater,
spotlight and depose the führer.

*[ WSB ].