The Palaver of Politics

In my country
Fidelity to a cause
Is a sign of an unpleasantness
Of odours. Of a particular smallness

No matter.

                      It indicate stupidity.
A man of few possessions. A man
Who prefers the company of goats.

I am suspicious of it,
This fidelity. Please,
Wash your hands.

                      Settle yourself afresh.
I will have food served.

But if we are to become business partners
I must have access to one of them. Either
Your wife or the eldest of her daughters.

It is your decision, of course