Apr 15, 2012
To a satirist
The court jester may speak truth to power, cloaked, of course, in jest.
And while there is power in this, the jester, alas, may not hold power.
Power is serious, and who can take a jester seriously?
Power rests with the master, and the court jester serves at his leave.
The master may, of course, also unleash the jester, like a dog, on his enemies, who die laughing.