Tell me who will speak truth to power
When it is absolutely corrupt?
Who can be sweet to those who are sour-
And make peace before violence erupts?
Lower roads are easy to travel.
They are well-trodden sans elevation.
There are no mysteries to unravel
Unlike the latest tax legislation.
There’s reason to fear; there be demons here!
Snarling demands for sacrificial lambs.
Making “deals” quid pro quo is spoken here.
Forty-five wants his wall- dreamers be damned!
At this emperor’s one-man fashion show
How many have to say he wears no clothes?