The view was occluded,
as domestic wars reached a damp crescendo,
waged for mere monetary reasons,
the type that wipe out communities.
It's hard to see through the murk
and PR spin,
aficionados of the truth will weep
as do I,
as multitudes of alternative facts are proffered.
Better still to be myopic,
take the close-up,
take the soundbite,
take the glamour pout,
and accede to the spirit of the age.
Don't forget to turn the gas off.