Saturday, December 2, 2017

A Blue Christmas

Matt Lauer moves into an empty house
without walls or windows
and fills it with rumors and tabloid headlines.
He looks into a dark mirror and does not speak.
Blackbirds perch in the trees outside
and squawk and chatter amongst themselves.  

A TV anchor sits in front of a map
of the United States highlighted in blue
as Brian Ross falsely reports that Michael Flynn
agrees to testify that candidate Trump
directed Flynn to make contact
with the Russians.

Charles Manson dies.
His son opens a GoFundMe account
to pay for the funeral expenses.
A war criminal poisons himself in court.
Wisdom shines and never fades
but not here and not now.