Not now (comrade)

David Kapp, Gatesville

Not now (comrade)

a sequel it was

to Not now darling

a farce back there

in that other homeland

involving a mistress

a mobster a mink coat

sounding all too

familiar does it not

it could be just about

anywhere

Not now comrade

be co-operative

in the name of

the greater good

Not now comrade

the times are not

what they should be

they have changed

though the more

not necessarily

for the betterment

Not now comrade

have some compassion

if only for party and state

(don’t bite the hand)

Not now comrade

are we not

all equally

democratically

compromised

and not immune

to the temptation

of worldly goods

Not now comrade

be a darling

A Higher-up in an impoverished province down Africa-South
way plays the Covid-19 card for a miscreant or two.