Bill Hinkley’s Pledge of Allegiance

[Inspired by William Safire’s column in the Sunday New York Times Magazine, “I Led The Pigeons To The Flag…” –late 1990s]

I bled the lesions
through the flab
of the ignited snakes of a miracle, and,
due the Republican,
Richard Stans,
one Asian, under guard,
and a vegetable,
with liver cheese and
chestnuts for all.