45

Hard not to be a little depressed.
It reduces to this.
Grandstanding on conspiracy theories.

We are in the last days of Rome
and Nero is sat
in the corner, revenge ‘bating

to a Sports Illustrated cover.
Not that one: no. One
with a wrestler on it. Oil shining

on his biceps. The Donald grunts
incoherently,
a furious pace. Nothing to do with

sex, even, just virility and
its discontents.

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