POEM: As We Press Release

As We Press Release

The department denies killing civilians
The department denies abuses by trade partners
The department of energy denies that is anything but safe
The denies institutional
The department of departments denies that it exists
There is no news here
An anonymous spokesman representing an undisclosed list of clients
Could neither confirm nor deny their uselessness
Beholden to flights of fancy
Carry on
Pink elephants trampling theorists
Straw men unable to eat crow
Permitting no one to fly straight
Barring exceptional pork
The fun is over
A barrel
Of monkeys denying
Where is a measle-y typo
Read “take things literally”
A premeditated shot in the dark
Where there is no higher
Emanating from the chamber of commerce
Pinko pachyderms never herd from
Any rarer would be bloody
, the stakes are high
Raised by vampires
Unable to reflect on their own
Fratricide from dawn to dust
Sucking out the
Granting only that
They feel our payin’
Attention
Exacting compensation for every notice
Dispatching captives with unmanned missives
Droning on
In their priest-like duties
Until the masses are free
Like a cancer
An endless growth
Of pulp fiction
And -numbing doublespeak
As we press release
From camps
Yet another
Birth of a nation
And its following deportments:
REDACTED
Censors monitoring your every move
So your posterity is theirs
And the on terror
Only coming to an end
When know more
to deny

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