A political science professor, in a moment
of jocularity and respite from political theory,
said to his class, “if you really want
to mess up your kid, teach them to
call a ball, a refrigerator.” The president,
Since he started campaigning five years ago
has spent much his political capital renaming
things. Now nearly half the country parrots
his tweets: stolen election; no COVID.
His acolytes, like a pack of feral dogs, love
to chase refrigerators and will follow
them to the junkyard of ideas filled
with nothing but refrigerators.