Monday, October 8, 2012

The Shape-shifter Plays "Who Wants to Be a President?"
by Jim Rapp

As I watch, the chameleon changes its color;
the shape-shifting Republicat – no longer a Tea Party ballarag –
declares deception by misdirection, a particular valor;
lies become truths, and “shifting” a reason to brag.

I blink, and I blink, as the Etch-a-Sketch changes;
a new man is made; the old, lost in this recent revision,
becoming a “shade” that the art of the “shifter” arranges.
I watch, and I wonder, “Is that your final decision?”
ballarag: v. to bully. By poetic license a noun meaning,
a bully.

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