The uncertain poetry of journalism

Journalists,
proffering rude facts,
ruffle feathers
risk careers
unsettle cases
urge pities
beget strikes
topple rulers
shed tears 
vex bigots

Doing so,
rude proffers
recast frames
and reword history

Journalists,
proffering expedient facts,
ruffle cases
risk strikes
unsettle feathers
urge bigots
beget careers
topple pities
rush tears
vex tempers

Doing so,
expedient proffers
reword rulers
and recast history
into the old frames they shed

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