I wish that I could write like Horace;
But is America like Rome?
Both sets of leaders’ heads are porous.
It may be leadership syndrome
That sets in when a politician
Has risen to a high position:
They all forget what they were taught
In civics so they’re easy bought.
So politicians are generic.
But what of poets? Are they too?
Indeed. The difference is milieu.
The Romans, closer to barbaric
Ways of life, put them to death. Here?
You could be talking to your mirror.