Sunday, May 1, 2016

To Seem and To Be

At his final Correspondents' Dinner yesterday
after so many instances

of doing it colloquially

for the slang-uninitiated
is a good thing)

President Obama

literally dropped the mic

though it was
still on purpose
and with purpose.

Said the actress
singer and activist
Rosario Dawson

"There's a connectivity"
with the Obamas

and "it feels seamless"

and remarked on the president's work

"as a community organizer"
and "how that’s grown
into the presidency."

"We need that level of inspiration.
It’s going to be hard
to see that go."

And meanwhile Donald Trump
remains unseemly.

This poem © 2016 Emily Cooper.