Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Move in Our Direction

After the midterms

House and Senate Republicans
turn dreamily to the American people
and ask

"Was that good
for you too?"

And Republican Senate
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

do you mean
what you say

that "tonight"
we "begin the race

to turn this country around
to restore hope
and confidence and optimism

to this commonwealth
and across this nation"

or is that merely
a sweet little lie

one says
in the post-election afterglow?

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.