America, your rouge looks like a whore:
conflict of interests and corruption,
addiction to international war,
insults, for-profit incarceration.
Some say, “Nothing new, we’ve been here before,”
but the algorithm-scale of deceit
has made a mockery of prudent law.
And what about our nation’s balance sheet?
Where is our Founder’s Christian altruism?
Do we cherish Franklin or just his bill?
Why do we worship guns and fascism?
How are we now a Beacon of Freedom?
I’m taking as stroll up a local hill
to cleanse my mind of blunt pessimism.