Neil McGill Gorsuch, John Wayne Gacy,
Compare them, harm for harm,
Which one was staid, and which one racy?
Who sounded the alarm?
Both men like sleepers did their work,
Sly fox or friendly clown,
Pretending probity while lurk
It would be hard—let God decide—
Which man is worse or better,
For fact and image must collide
When spirit parts from letter.
Each man pretended such and such
But actions proved divergent,
Nor people bothered overmuch
Or thought the matter urgent.
John Wayne or Neil McGill alas!
It would be hard to know them.
Horrendous details come to pass
With only time to show them.