the lesser of two evils (2102)
Post-apocalyptic ignorance hid their civilized past,
but there remained a trace of this thing called Democracy:
They all had two days—
one day to hunt and protect,
and another free to choose.
After these sacred days
their new King would be chosen
and a certain peace declared.
The choice was in fact simple
because the numbers were clear
for White53 and his family.
The GreatD promised to eat equally
black, brown, and white babies;
this was his pledge to the land.
The Great R promised to eat only
black and brown babies, the custom,
for he believed in the White traditions.
Deities, I suppose, or historians and archeologists
far, far in the future may wonder about slumbering babies…