Are you better off now than four years ago?–Tiresome campaign meme.

What I am, is four years older.

That’s not the change I voted for.

I’ve got this big Manila folder

Labeled “Hope” here in the drawer.


I’m not getting better off in

Any way, as time will tell.

When they put me in my coffin

I’ll just be changing rooms in Hell.


Spare me all your cute banalities

Don’t expect me to rejoice.

Four more years of root canalities

Isn’t my idea of “choice.”


Life is only what you make it

Don’t give presidents the blame

Existentialists can’t fake it

I’m voting for him all the same.