Bad Poetry

Bad Poetry is like a dull knife,
Dangerous, often misused,
Rarely fatal yet always painful.

Politics is like a dull knife,
Dangerous, often misused,
Rarely fatal, yet often painful.

Bad Poetry is like politics,
Everyone uses it, no one understands it,
We’re all too lazy to sharpen it.

This poem is like a liberal,
Sort of pointless, mostly innocuous,
Adamantly critical, inevitably ignored.

On reflection of being a life-long liberal and the owner of several dull knives