the public servant


he has more admissions than a stadium in a pennant race

more culpability than a lineup

and all the charm of a convention booster

still he’s to be preferred over an out-and-out kick in the crotch

say pollsters and that is his power base as they say on Wall Street


so he carries the tray upstairs

the coal to the fire the empties out

but what is this up his snout

he really runs the show

he’s tired of breaking his back

he knows what’s Paradise enow

we are expunged

on the sidewalk

a public nuisance