Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Long Arch of Morality

Grown-up Archie
of "Life with Archie"

not too long ago
witnessed the marriage

of Kevin Keller
to his husband

and now we witness
Archie's death

taking a bullet for Keller
the military veteran turned senator

running on a platform
of increased gun control
for Riverdale

although the teenage Archie
will still persist
in "Archie Comics"

having innocent fun at sock hops
and soda shops.

Would that a comic book
were the only place

we'd have to learn these lessons

and would that
all of us who would
take a bullet for a dear friend

only have to make that decision
in the abstract.

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.