Well, yesterday's presidential satire has turned out be the most popular post in this blog's history. The fascinations of poetry cannot compete with the fascinations of dystopian politics. Shall we laugh or cry?
Wordsworth will tell us what to do:
A poet!—He hath put his heart to school, Nor dares to move unpropped upon the staff Which art hath lodged within his hand—must laugh By precept only, and shed tears by rule.