A Spate of Mysterious Blasts

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An undergrad, already shaken by his professor's abrupt departure, loses his last speck of trust in the system.


Christmas descends, so the family has to meet.
Stuffing the garbage bags and exchanging gift receipts.
Everyone's made to hold the latest baby.
Cooking supper without taking eyes off the TV.

The ham falls to the floor as a special report
Interrupts like the pups of the Bumpuses:
A spate of mysterious blasts liberally strewn with
Kids' novelty qibla compasses.

The nation's quickly plunged into a swivet.
Retaliatory bills based on logical blivets.
Religion's redefined so's to circumvent
Protections guaranteed under the First Amendment.

Our cries about freedom are brusquely pooh-poohed
And the line demagogues use to hump us is
"God gave us the Star of Bethlehem,
So only heathens would need Keebler compasses."

Local PDs bust out electrodes and clamps.
Taxpayers fund new privately-run internment camps.
Some classy folks twist the knife with flaccid digs:
The Pork Council rebrands its product as "Patriot Pig."

All the proof you'd need to conclude that
The ad hoc investigation's catawampus is
No one asks why such "dyed-in-the-wool zealots" had
Kids' novelty qibla compasses.
A dominionist senator's spam email folder
Holds the key to these righteous rumpuses:
"Please log in and rate your recent bulk purchase of
Kids' novelty qibla compasses."


from They Burned for 18 Days!, released June 3, 2016
Chris Willie Williams: Vocals, guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, programming



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Disclaimer is multi-instrumentalist and music critic Chris Willie Williams. He writes black-humored electro-indie-rock songs about government corruption, heartbreak, and things generally crashing to an unpleasant end. He loves puppies.

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