red and blue tapeworms

there are records i listen to
books i read
but there are no politicians i feed
like an infestation of fleas
they should be picked off
their heads crushed
and they should be flushed

there are two parties
like tapeworms
in the gut of america
god, the shit that comes out
i am eating more
to feed the parasites

fed on hamburger meat
or a close approximation
next to a wax sculpture
of the avatars of gluttony
light a dollar, touch to the wick
and watch it all melt