If it’s a triumph, they will take the credit–
but, if it’s a disaster, it’s all yours.
Their previous remarks they mean to edit.
Their lies are what their spirit reassures–
and that’s why their dishonesty endures
in spite of continents of evidence.
All their diseases are, they’ll tell you, cures–
and all their goofiness is common sense.
But don’t accept their version of events
even if it’s supremely popular.
Don’t rush to pick up any side expense.
Don’t praise their dope as if he were a star.
Answer with stubborn silence if you like.
Or, if you feel the call to strike, then strike.