Murky Water

In murky waters, danger lurks

perhaps unseen

open minds,

connect the dots,

find the spots,

the rule of law

(withdrawal

recuse

resign)

 

In party hats,

they toe the line,

invertebrates, no spine

they conform,

(the new norm)

pats on the back,

time out of whack,

the truth twisted around a smile

(just wait a while)

don’t roil the water

don’t whine

and don’t resist,

but she persists,

defines a problem,

but only the tip,

the iceberg

drifts toward the ship

in a cold, dark sea

 

Or perhaps,

it’s the middle of the labyrinth,

craft your wings from sealing wax,

and fly high

fight the bull

and spoil the fun

don’t shed a bitter tear

 

Or perhaps,

a game of Clue,

Colonel Mustard with a candlestick–

who did what and when?–

find the bodies

dig them up

like a dog, take hold,

shake,

be bold,

persisting

resisting

till they’re gone,

the monsters,

resigned

 

And hope the water turns clear and blue

 

 

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Odilon Redon, “Swamp Flower,” [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

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20 thoughts on “Murky Water

  1. Nicely done 🙂 I must admit I ‘d fail a quiz about all the current details of the murky waters — your allusion to games is so apt–it must be so hard to stomach if you are a regular news watcher (we don’t have tv news so I rely on radio and internet )

    • Thank you, Janice. I never watch TV news either. I listen to NPR and read newspapers (print and online). I can’t keep track of it all either. This was written the day when the news broke about Session lying under oath about meeting with Russians. I called my Senators and Congressman that day, too. 🙂

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