Thought parades are metaphor parties
waving floats of root beer, vanilla,
and a healthcare emergency;
it's political now, you see,
because insurance is a social
capital allocated investment
in the betterment of the
economic engine, can't you see
what that old anachronism was saying
about the title of the good book;
it was meant to tell you what to wear
over your collarbones
while you feast on everything you can eat
and sing in between bites.