Saturday, September 27, 2014

Certain Unalienable Lives

Welcome to the world
Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.

This is just a warning
to all patriotic Americans
Democrat or Republican

to cease cooing
over Kate Middleton's womb
as it prepares
a second offspring

because Thomas Jefferson
decreed as such
in the Declaration of Independence

that the King
"has kept among us
in times of peace

a Forest's-worth

of Sickeningly
and Tyrannically adorable

New-Born Infant Portraiture

without the Consent
of our Legislatures."

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.