Political Porn and the Metaphysical Shift

Steve Liebowitz
A sick fascination arouses me
whenever I turn on the news.

Addictive, I must know
what new disgusting perversion
awaits.

What grosser distortions of
political, lingual and ideological institutions
fobbed off as the new normal?

Alternative facts are so passé.

This stuff used to live under a rock.
Now it’s in the spotlight,
on the front page.

Ratings have never been higher.
Newspapers are back.

The dark, perverse and once unthinkable
is becoming common place.

And we have front row seats.

Traditional porn
sickens after awhile.

This disgusts instantly.

We had a choice with traditional porn.

Political porn and the metaphysical shift
pervasive.

Desire to be a good citizen,
forces one to indulge.

We participate in spite of ourselves
horrified and aroused by fear.

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Steve Liebowitz’s books are available on Amazon and B&N. You can find him on the web at HQPubs.com, and on Twitter as @steveliebowitz1. Steve’s professional career began in 1966, completing Peace Corps training as an English teacher for Ethiopia. Then he served three years in the Army, with tours at top secret installations outside Washington, D.C., Viet Nam, and Wiesbaden, Germany. Along with adjuncting at F.I.U., St. Thomas, U. of M., and Miami Dade, Dr. Liebowitz served on the National Faculty of Pepperdine University in California.