Oil rigs set out on the inland sea

A torrent of soymilk and mucus matter

The dredge jobs loot rockoil

The tankers take petrol

All across the inland sea

A torrent of Starcraft SCVs

Oh political song

Left-wing sing-a-long

Errant vocab

Burnt-out thesaurus

Editor’s razor where the chapters are porous

A PR rep’s desk’s awash with these things

As she smiles and scrubs off the pelican’s wings

Oh jingle songs

Consumer brain baton

A third verse’s superfluous

The meaning is lost

The songwriter’s personal holocaust

Three minutes acheived at coherence’s cost-


Oh clever song

Postmodern marathon