I Can’t Take It No More

I Can’t Take It No More

Mile after mile, we occupied ourselves.
Keeping our smile, we occupied ourselves.

Catwalks, movies, shopping, church. Parading
down dessert’s aisle, we occupied ourselves.

While Dems dithered and Republicans fired
up rank-and-file, we occupied ourselves.

Ponzi palaces. Subprime piñatas.
Tax cuts. With guile, we occupied ourselves.

With questions large and small—like would Lindsay
change her lifestyle?—we occupied ourselves.

And the urgent matter of the Michael
Jackson trial. We occupied ourselves.

In rising heat and waters, treading deep
in denial, we occupied ourselves.

Mission Accomplished: to have occupied
a country while we occupied ourselves.

I Can't Take It No More