The president is crazy, most insist,
but is the case insanity or more
a cognitive condition so far missed
by shrinks and teachers? Here’s DSM 4,
and now its superseder – version 5.
So we know demagogues and narcissists,
but no one’s seen this variant survive
till now: who eats his words as he emits.

He’s had to lack the compass since his youth,
to be without a gauge for sorting fact
from nonsense, or for valuing the truth –
it’s too improbable to be an act.
And hey: we’ve each forgotten our own wit;
this moron’s flaw is he’s immediate.

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