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This Just in From Rancho Politico

We the haves
have nots
we the cranked up
bankrupt
money wells
splinter cells
ne’er do wells
who can tells
We the peep-hole!

We the peep-hole
We the emails
hemails
shemails
camp pain trails
gotta gitmo jails
off the rails

know it all
border wall
recompense
poison fence
red phone
not my home

FYI
apple pie
DIY
tell me why
Trumpus rumpus
trying to humpus

Sea rise
cyber spies
Flint water
future slaughter 

Blessed are the rich
who incentivize the poor
ban immigration
bolt that golden door

Peep-Hole, pay attention!

We the Peep-Hole
of the Untied Hates of America

(Ferguson

another son

Michael Brown

gunned down

Script is set

that’s what you get

for going around being

black)

in ordure to form
a more profitable Corporation
concealed in Liberty
and dedicated to the propped position
that all money is created equal

Will you vote for that?

Or sit on the bleak cheers waiting to see
how it all falls out? 

NO, Peep-Hole!
This is our rodeo!
We gotta put on our boots—
those big shit-stompers–
and saddle up for the chute. 

You gotta rope ‘em and ride ‘em
at Rancho Politico.
Gotta hold your nose and vote!

George Ella Lyon is the Kentucky Poet Laureate. Her most recent book of poems is Many-Storied House. She lives in Lexington.