slot machines and the american way…

slot machines and the american way

they started out
like
butterflies
flittering from
one
voter to the next
pledging
that their bright colors
and
promising words
were
the ones
to be heard
and so
naïve patrons
of
slot machine voting
pulled
the lever
and watched
the wheels of ignorance
spin their choice
into office
oh
but the payline
spun quickly
moving
from
public service
to
self service
so
the voter’s coin tray
didn’t pay a cent
ah
but
the elected official
like a casino
raked in
the profits
getting richer
and
fat with greed
like maggots
on
the corpse
of
society

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