Government Applause Ceremony

Microphone.
Pumping hands botox cheeks unjiggling photo op.
Budget speech—children are the future—
drugs are bad—
feedback squeal.

This passes for work. Elected officials, bored
reporters & governors, cops & whore dirvs,
robbers & parade pompous robbers,
taxdollars, tell-tale, checks unbalanced,
tale-tell, payola, no tale told.

Budget high heels hell to pay dirt,
pintail on donkey, elephant for peanut.
It goes to the head, to the headline,
headlong, headstrong soundbite.
Signature ceremony microphone,
government applause ceremony monotone,
cellphone monophone monotone
applause. The finger foods
run out
first.