Politics Brings Out the Worst in Us

Music: Fugue in F# Major.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.

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Politics brings out the worst in us.
One is more vile the more there is at stake.
Leveraging a little animus,
It turns mere opposition into hate.
The lava bubbling underneath each heart,
Inhibited by guilt or love or fear,
Comes bursting forth, by scribes with subtle art
Stoked vigorously as new elections near.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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