Litlets

May 3, 2008

Poem for April 30, 2008 – It’s Never Easy

It’s Never Easy

Our Mayor Phagus has never died peacefully.
Once he fasted for a week, then ran naked
through the snow calling on us to repent
before succumbing to exposure. Once
he shot people at random from the courthouse steps
until a maverick judge took him out.
Now his thick curtains are drawn; rumors say
he beats his family, and as they sleep
with one ear cocked, he gnaws the end of his power
while a fever hollows him out. It won’t be long
until he gives his eulogy
and succeeds to the office.
–Isem Goins

Comment:
Since Isem wrote this, it’s safe to say it’s an allegory of some sort. I hope the author, at least, knows what Mayor Phagus represents.

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