we have freely given corporate command of our spirit
in exchange for credibility to unsubstantiated fears
and false justification to new biases and old prejudices

rumors, lies, innuendo and conspiracy theories
have muddied the waters of the American conscience
as a cult of doublespeak now controls the “free” world

embroiled and entertained in the media’s virtual reality
we’ve become content in a fishbowl of misinformation
willing to suffocate on our own unfiltered excrement

Gretna, Louisiana 2016