The clever magician will have us believe,
that he keeps nothing up his sleeve,
that none of what he does is tricks,
that all of it is a pure mix,
of miracles that he creates,
and from thin air, substance, emanates.
The clever politician plays a similar game,
like the magician he will claim,
that from thin air he can produce,
the things with which he can seduce,
whole populations for him to vote,
at your next election, please take note!
Copyright © Tom Higgins