Acrostic on Lysander Spooner
Nobody asked but …
Lacking a real plan of their own
yeasty plans nonetheless were hatched
stealing from the fallen regimes of history
actions were taken to mimic the fled fiefdoms
nothing was done but to rely on the human tendency to follow structure
doing the same but expecting difference
erring on the side of tradition
reading the tea leaves of stale tea.
Statesmanship becoming statism
preconception and hindsight
our way of sweeping under the carpet,
our regimen of kicking the can down the road
never actually reaching a goal.
either the Constitution has brought us the government of today or it has failed to forestall it,
reigning over our lives by jamming square pegs into round holes.
— Kilgore Forelle