Amendment And Declaration of Client 9

I am more than Client 9 ,
due respect, like
The Declaration Of Independence*
and thus, in hubris, I say:

Whereas all men are
created with lust
without love

every male politician
with anxiety
and the burdens of office
is endowed
by his Creator
with inalienable rights
to a mistress
who shall call on him like
a legislative body
a beauty, discreet
“distant from
the depository of his
public records … “*

In petition to Divine Providence
and the Crown of hypocrisy
in the “rectitude of our intentions” *
we do as the creatures
of our Creator
proscribe that
Congress shall make
no connubial law
prohibiting the free exercise
of inter-body intercourse
across state-
-of-consciousness boundaries

As adequate food
is the right of all men,
“they are absolved from all
allegiance to the Crown” * of marriage
when the sexual bread
is unlike cake

But, my wife,
I am an idiot
not to diet in
the abundance
of your love
with a simple request that
you would have granted
gladly like giddy children
in play,
if only my
arrogance hadn’t
stood so tall
*(out of context quotes) from A Declaration by The Representatives of the United States of America in General Congress Assembled July 4, 1776:
“…The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having, in direct object, the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these States. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world: —
…He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant form the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures…”
“…We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in general Congress assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies… of right ought to be, free and independent states: that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown…
…”
—- Douglas Gilbert
(Henry Le Châtelier)

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