'Happy' Peng Shuai

A Poem by Criminy Pickett

A nighttime dinner event
Showing all is well and content
Just play along nice
Follow our sage advice
Accusations you must now repent


More like hostage video staged
With a bird in a gilded cage
From outside appears
Not a thing to see here
An attempt to quell doubt and outrage


But why, on the date, they're fixated?

And where did crowd go that had waited
Milling outside
Then vanished and hied 
Magically prestidigitated


So remember, young comrade of mine
(Especially fair and feminine fine)
If you speak out on abuse
Then you're of no use
Face erasure for bucking party line