Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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The piñata is the symbol for democratic largess
political friends are invited to the party.
Sausage salesmen are survivors
grind out whatever to make a buck
con the out of luck.
Wherever there is money, there are schemers
commissions, consultants, imaginary fees
causes for legal conflicts, leaving much undone
evasion as statutes of limitations run.
The poor, always the promised beneficiaries
but last in line to receive the administration
of politician’s charity machine
urgent emergent priorities keep the coffers clean.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. 7/02/2013