This Garden is empty

Tree of Knowledge blighted

Rough bark on thick trunk projects

the strength that once was

and hides the rot beneath

Withered roots no longer drink

from Good Earth and water pure

They tap a poison pool

and bear tainted fruits

Seduced by charlatans presenting

false choices as truth

Safety or Liberty

convenience or death

The new canons to be obeyed

Ignoring truths

that life is cruel

and happiness accidental