Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Primary Colors

In North Carolina
the primary has ended

with red sides and blue sides
and debate over which side

has been tainted more
by yellow journalism.

Red and blue
with an overlap of green

a crude but necessary accessory

(hopefully not to any
nasty scandals or crimes)

in the glove compartment

of the wisely-futuristic smart car
or boldly-defiant SUV
we travel to success

blend together
to put white in the middle
of it all

or not.

Tedious as it gets
sometimes to follow

the color model does change
for every election

and even the properties
of the base colors
are perpetually in flux.

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.