A portrait of US politics?

Poesy plus Polemics

castle_gate_by_jonathandufresne-d7uxbmw “Castle Gate” by Jonathan Dufresne

a well-masoned conscience

a guard-towered gate

set in ethical stones

first defense against

hostile invasion

of social perimeters

holding back sieges

aggressions of civic iniquity

emanate hotly from

crazed seething hordes

shapeless creatures with

dominant left or right claws

in the thrall of debased

sightless ideologues

philosophically armed

shooting meaningless speeches

ballistic dull words

fired fervid haphazard

from shadowlands hidden

beyond the good pale

every mind for itself

in the ultimate battle of wits

*  * *

“Ideologies have no heart of their own. They’re the whores and angels of our striving selves.” – John le Carré

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