cartoon characters…

childhood fears
were cleverly
woven into
the press releases
conjuring up
the boogeyman
in every corner
of the globe
you need not fear
underdog is here
or
at least
his appointed
political proxy
was mumbled
by the crowd
under their breaths
or maybe they were
gasps
watching
grown men
play visual chicken
for the television camera
you know
where
if you smile
or
show approval
you lose the election
and
all the electoral votes
for the next
four years
but the way
things are going
there won’t be
anyone
to govern