“A Plague On Both Your Houses
Help me into some house, Benvolio,
Or I shall faint. A plague a’ both your houses!
They have made worms’ meat of me. I have it,
And soundly too. Your houses!” – Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet
Benghazi – ah what a lovely picturesque progressive place
The sun is shining on the beauty of the heroic human race
Far from being only a Western vice, rape, murder and execution
Are as commonplace to non-Westerners as the ideals of the Final Solution
God is Great! But absent in these diatribe democratic debates
About Medicare, Social Security and general common hates
Look: there on the ground, is that a Wonder Woman legitimately raped?
Or some other superhero – masked crusader for truth, justice and the American way – becaped?
No! No! It’s not, it must be a man than… bloody, bruised, busted and torn
A terrible pity… his bad luck was – that he wasn’t yet re-born…
…in the right and proper faith – whatever it – or it’s absence – might be!
In the self-righteously flag-waving or burning – land of the free
Hey Kaddafi? Pleased as a peacock – are you laughing at us from the afterlife?
Oh wait, we’re all Atheists, so we don’t believe that or in the sanctity of husband and wife
An election or an erection, KY Jelly, Viagra or a Catholic or a Mormon
Maybe Hillary, Bill and Biden can give us all a post-modernist feminist sermon
Oh wait… the Kardashians are on TV shaking their spandex filled asses
While Christians in the Holy Land are being murdered praying at Masses
But no! An Apostate Heretic with a great hair-do and a Randian business plan will save us
Or maybe the Anointed One chanting “Yes we can” ad nauseam, alas…
…poor Chris – like poor Yorick – I wish I knew him – has none of this to worry about
No more cares about the IRS/IRA or stocks, or the NRA/ACLU voting blocks, or fishing for trout
His broken body lies limp in the street in excremental dazzling display
And right now… normally I’d ask you all to go to Church and pray…
…but I can’t, because it’s taboo these days, like common decency
Only murder seems socially acceptable from sea to shining seventh sea
Hey… it’s an election year, maybe the mob in Benghazi was exercising free speech
Chug a micro-brew beer, let’s get down tonight, no one is out of reach…
September 13, 2012