The emperor’s newest sycophants
bow lower than the old,
go along with his delusions,
do exactly as they’re told.
They crave his bark, invite his bite,
encourage him to rant all night,
and feed his insecurities,
to keep him in their hold.
(c) 2018, by Hannah Six
Image: Black backed jackals at dawn in Kruger
National Park; South Africa, by Javier Ábalos