Joker’s Wild

You play first among equals

And I’ll play second fiddle in the back

You be the straight guy

And I’ll be your sidekick

For human touch and humour that you lack

I’ll do the wisecracks and you do what’s bidden

And we’ll have them rolling in the aisles

You do the poker face

While I pull the funnies

And confound them with laughter heard for miles

You be the bad guy and I’ll be the hero

Waiting in the wings to save the day

It’s all in the timing

The tokens and the teamwork

A Johnson joke and Fawltied Theresa May

You be the arsehole and I’ll be the bumfart

Farts get laughs

While arses take the blame

You do the lead-up and I will deliver

It’s all in the nature of the game

You play elections and I’ll play the long game

Joker’s wild, related to the face

You be the knackered

And I’ll be the thoroughbred

Snorting at the finish of the race

You play first among equals

And I’ll play second fiddle to a bro

You be the rebound

While we guys regroup and practice

For the sequel of the bloody Brexit show

 

You do the guesswork and I’ll do imagine

Who’s unusually quiet, writing lines

You do geometry

And I’ll do arithmetic

And calculate the odds of signs and times

Managed Democracy

Walls crumbled

And faceless fortunes trembled

Setback to be sorted

Come what may

Ideologues with money

And a purpose

Beware democracy

When big boys play

 

Acronyms that hide

The bigger picture

Analysed to target

Prejudice

How elections swayed

By our own data

Now question why and how

We’ve come to this

 

Across their chess board

Watch the right-wing rising

Authoritarian

Their links in sight

Make haste

For walls of separation

Foreshadow yet

The longer, darker nights

 

What say you

To covert operations

Psychometric management

Bulls-eyed

What say you

To hooded cloak and dagger

Proclaiming there are reasons

Why they spy

 

Is this for safety

Management of terror

Profiles that will keep you

Safe in bed

Or is this to trawl on populace

Endeavour

To manipulate and fix

What’s in all heads

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