The Bureaucrat

Every four years,
he comes to life.

A new vote,
a new chance
to become
the knowledgeable one
in the group
and on the internet.

He has studies
for every point
you could ever bring up
that support his side.

He lives for this.
The drama,
the intrigue.
The conspiracy.
The back-room deals.

As long as his guy wins,
though,
it was all
broken eggs
for the omelette.

After a couple months
of gloating
or moaning,
it’s back to
selling stuff
at the flea market.

He’s never even had
a job,
but it’s nice
that people listen
to him
and his wisdom
every four years.

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