What fantasies are those of which you speak,
of all the ways you’ve made our country great;
how leaderships before yours were too weak
and how superior genes assure your fate.
Inheriting a fortune has its perks.
It let you hone your business expertise
and grow your fame by any means that works
to revel in each moment that you seize.
Your unrelenting braggadocio
of power fame and wealth your talents brought
are not enough and never will be so.
Your psyche will not find the worth it sought.
Your saddest bankruptcy is of your soul.
You’re squandering all hope to make it whole.
cc 2018 Susan Eckenrode