When in Despair with Fortune and Trump’s Lies


A friend of a friend has updated Sonnet 29 for our times:

When in despair with fortune and Trump’s lies

Majorities beweep their outcast fate

And trouble deaf twitter with their bootless cries

And look around themselves and curse their fate

Then in those suicidal thoughts despising

Succumb to clicks of dopamine arising:

They yearn to change their state for leftist kings

But medicate instead by ranting things.