Saturday, March 4, 2017

This Snake Oil Salesman

Public Domain photo- credits below

This Snake Oil Salesman

calls himself
a Medicine Man, but
he’s nothing more or less
than a pitchman, a peddler –
panderer of potions,
poppycock and oily notions.

His traveling wagon reeks
of ‘praise me, please’;
 he seeks applause, approval
and hearty hallelujahs
at every well-planned
while thrusting us
ever deeper
into the morass
with his misbehavior.

He steals us blind
then sells eyeglasses
to those masses
who still proclaim him


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