Obsequiousness Observed

24 Feb

The omega dog must kiss ass
of the alpha to get some scraps

sycophants subservient with sneers
grovel into position, fawning flatterers

obsequious opportunists, so prominent,
parasites preening the powerful

who, themselves, once tongued the alpha’s toads;
dough-faced actors with browned noses

lapdogs, yes-persons, in nose-deep smell-feasts
soapy smiling, servilely sniveling

skulk into the good graces
of those they deem rich enough to betray,

& finally overthrow—
though this word game began

with the word “obsequious,”
it is common
to observe this pejorative quality

in  many of our American
political players: those 

perverted media-stars
who forcibly procreate themselves

into the messy fabric
of global culture

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Posted by on February 24, 2021 in Poetry


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