Fact

Politicians,
journalicians,
celeb commentariat,
presume to know
and feel the need
to tell us so
of this and that
as though their narrow,
shallow, fallow
personal opinion
or the echo of another’s
were a fact.

cash cow

A cash cow
is a how
integrity
at BBC
bows down
before renown
to please
alacrity
of predators,
mendacity
of boorish bores,
tenacity
of pompous clowns;
is why
capaciously expounds
and ostentatiously rewards.

Celebrity

Sometimes a celebrity
has talent
extending even into genius
integrity
and power unsurpassed
of beauty
grace
or class
that charismatic
je ne sais quite what
and wealth amassed
and trophies
of respect
for noble duty
or ability
of skill
or craft
but just as often
not.