..................For our time
and their polls
are like weathermen whose job
does not depend on being right.
Local evidence as global doom
is a distraction clipped from
every wagging tongue and stuffed
between commercial reality.
with medieval righteousness
and Caesar declares that peace
is an imperative, that he has time
and will save his loyal legions
for another unnamed distraction.
The pundits revel in the mud.
to school and shows
his ID at the door then learns
that creation has more than one story.
Meanwhile, the debates on TV
are not about the latest hi-tech
fantasy war game that Johnny plays
instead of doing his homework.