Friday, July 14, 2017

Let Them Eat Cake (Day 177)

Subtly, they slice and serve
Each morsel on a china plate,
Never more than they 
               think we deserve.
So disdainful of us,
               yet they’re sealing our fate.

A few voted them in, 
               we all fund their pay—
In most cases a dire mistake.
Now they collect our money 
               and say:
“Our constituents? Let them eat cake!”



(c) 2017, by Hannah Six

Photo: Cake at Madonna Inn (CA), by Daderot