my parliamentary friend (who is a dog)

But when I look ahead up the white road
There is always another one walking beside you

~

who are you
my
parliamentary
friend

I thought
I knew you
on election day
when
so many of us
passed our judgements

placing you
behind the microphone
and dais

we believed
you would give thought
to all of our
affairs
of state

and make laws
to help the governance
of this land

and today
you made a promise –
yet another promise –
that in all things
and
all matters
you would be better

from this day
forth

that is what you said
today

but
I heard you
barking
yesterday –
like a dog
at a bitch
on heat –
at a woman
standing up
to tell
her sense of right

her sense
of wrong

you snarled
and barked
and
demeaned yourself

how can I
trust
what you say
now

~

I
look at you

I see one man
I
look at you

look at you

and always
see
the shadow
of that beast

~

who
are you
my parliamentary
friend

~

https://www.news.com.au/national/politics/jacqui-lambie-david-van-apologises-after-being-accused-of-making-dog-noises-at-tasmanian-senator/news-story/3fa8b569bec588832b0ebcfde75641d8

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