Tuesday, June 13, 2017

And No One Called In Sick

(Haiku Form)
by Jim Rapp

I watched the love fest –
the first full meeting of the
new Trump Cabinet –

each in turn giving
praise to their self-adoring
Chief, the Great Donald!

I wondered who sent
the memo demanding brief
paeans adoring

the One who alone
can make American Great
Again, the Wizard

whose command is their
wish, whose "hope" is a command
irresistible.

What I really would
like to know is whether his
"hope that they'd all

find it in their hearts
to praise him" galled even one
of those gathered there;

whether even one
left ruing the dirt their tongue
had licked from his boots;

whether anyone
wished they had had the guts
to reject the call;

whether, playing the
coward, anyone had thought
of calling in sick.




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