Thursday, April 10, 2014

Just-ice Do It

Today the invisible hand
perpetuating the forward movement
of our shared timeline

sent the trajectory
of a shoe from

fed-up Iraqi journalist's
hand at Bush Junior's
press conference in 2008

to that of a woman
in Las Vegas in 2014 watching

Hillary Clinton speak
at the meeting of the Institute
of Scrap Recycling Industries.

Like Bush
she dodged the shoe.

Say what one will
about Hillary's presidential campaign
against Obama

or her term as Obama's
Secretary of State

but if your medium
of expression is footwear-flinging

it helps to be
less cryptic
when you bare your sole.

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.