all the president’s junkyard dogs …

they appear lifelike
but have no humanity
they are just castings
hollow men who resonate
whatever you want to hear

 

synonym for coward…

politicos
styrofoam soldiers
shedding
no
battlefield blood
only
spewing poisonous
words
into
the taxonomy
of
armed struggles
words
written of bonded paper
that
when
held to the light
reveal
government watermarks
your
tax dollars at work
or
perhaps
not work
but
just the mere
abandonment
of
courage
and
honor
how strange
that
those
who seek
to
call
the charge
to arms
have
hid
their arms
from
arms