“In the valley of its making where executives
Would never want to tamper” – W.H. Auden
Loitering outside taxpayer brain-labs
with hat in hands, the entrepreneur
picks up the gold coins thrown
to the ground by government workers.
When the businessman has manufactured
enough for interest in a certain glow
on the purchase button, pop culture
buys another self-made man.
The mannequins lie through passers-by
teeth that smile in envy.
The crowd in the stadium
had more to do with DARPA
than the concession stand fan thought.
The secret remains deep in the US
with so many contraptions rushing
around town and now in the air
that even the flag waver remains in a fog.