Squads of Hitlers and Mussolinis
babble into their microphones
firing their bullshit, bullhorn
messages at the heads
of the masses
McCarthy demagogues with nothing to say,
forgettable politicians with nothing worth
hearing butbroadcasting it anyway
in one ear and out the other in great
that ricochet off a building or two
before disappearing over the
telephone pole horizons
into the great Out of Sight
Out of Mind...
but back in ‘42, Bing
crooned of a simple
just like the ones
I used to know...
and today the hills, our cd
players, satellite radios, and
brains are still alive with...
May your days be merry and bright
and may all your Christmases be white