Hershey kisses that melt on a warm window sill,
in July on a hot summer day,
for it’s just like the worries of some leaders in Springfield,
as their money concerns melt away.
Just imagine the delightful relief when they heard,
of a plan being hatched by the Feds,
that Medicaid grants could start rolling in,
to each state even those in the red.
“By God it’s a miracle!!” you can hear them cry out
as far away as Champaign.
For just as an addict relieved with his fix,
money is Springfield’s cocaine.
It’s been decades now that a Structure of Power
has ruled with an iron fist.
And look where it’s got us, Illinoisans held hostage,
by a decades old Structural Cyst.
So if cash grants are made, or if taxes increased,
Illinoisans respectfully request …
… no new money comes … ’til that Structural Cyst …
is properly lanced and addressed.
(The Random Poet:030817