Thursday, October 22, 2020

Mark Twain Says

Voting’s simple, but let’s now review it—

There’s really not all that much to it;

The proles, they get battered:

If our voting mattered, 

They wouldn’t allow us to do it.

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Edited to add: Sorry, turns out maybe Mark Twain didn’t say this after all! Who knew?  :D

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The End of Rule of Law

I liked the time when we had laws

Which folks mostly followed because

Nature, they say,

Works one basic way:

Red both in teeth and in claws.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Envy

Envy’s a sin, it’s been said,

It really can mess with your head,

And we can foresee

How’s life’s going to be:

The living will envy the dead.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Masque of the Red Death

The elites were having a ball,

When a masked figure came in the hall;

The dying Prince yelled,

“…And the Red Death held

Illimitable dominion over all.”


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Humans, Uniquely

Species come, and they then disappear,

And some leave their mark on our sphere;

But studies have shown 

That humans alone

Wreck the whole fucking place while they’re here. 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Might Makes Right

The wise ape arose and it saw

Nature red, both in tooth and in claw;

Trials to change failed because

It was what it was,

With a mind ruled by reptile brain law.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Planet of the Humans

They claim that some cherries were plucked
Or it’s not the best way to instruct,
Which serves to distract
From one troublesome fact:
The fact that we’re fatally fucked.