Let us stop then, you and I,
this great experiment in democra–(sigh!);
let us arrest it and possess it;
let us attest it and caress it,
as if it were a thing for the history books to dwell on
as if it were a commodity for us salesmen to sell on:
you give me this; I’ll grant you that;
she be lean and he be fat.
I shall I will I won’t I shan’t.
I used to could, but now I can’t.
Let us spend it and suspend it, you and me.
“But I have no money,” said the tree.
So let us appropriate it from thin air;
let us print it without care!
“For they have cut me, don’t you see?”
said the the money tree to the bee
they have gut me; they have shut me.
they have bled me; now they will shed me
they’ve hacked me up one side, down the other
they’ve raked me o’er the coals, made me smother
they put me up wet and hung me out to dry.
So let us go then, you and I.
I am a museum piece now, dontcha know
as the hurlyburly burkas come and go
and twurky bitches put on utube show.
“Oh let us not take this to extremes
let us not let the end then justify the means!”
Let us stop then, you and I
this great experiment in democra–(sigh!)
said the grand bargain inquisitor guy
said the squirmy worm to the flitty fly
“Let us go then, you and I.”