Pity the Lack of Pithy and Pythia

I regress into an abscess of
historical references brought
on by a rhetorical flourish
for generic responses fraught
with dangerous levels of stress.

Just as an oracle predicts
future events amidst indifference
I must be honest to what comes next
which is a natural irreverence
at even the best esoterics.

Presently tense & half-past due
when trouble ferments revolution
through rose-colored glasses full of booze
so we choose a partial solution
involving the clothes of a statue.