sin added to sin…

first came the lying
next delusions based on lies
then treasonous acts
while calling the innocent
by your own name criminal


happy new year…


set before them
the same table of despair
from last year
serve up
cotton candy promises
with multicolored layers of
     slow recovery
     increased employment
     low interest rates
     gradual withdrawal
place before them
a  full plate of red herring
     bowl games galore
     entertaining news stories
          of rescued dogs
          from flooded hillsides
while homeless children
find only society’s coal
in their stockings
fill their glasses
with the sweet wine of delusion
so that they will make merry
while french kissing
under the mistletoe