Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Skating Through Hell

Even though
North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis

has won re-election
to the US Senate

with 48.8 percent of the vote
over Kay Hagan's 47.2

(a sliver of a victory
thanks not to better policy

but to changes in voting rules

such as elimination
of same-day registration)

the Reverend
William J. Barber II

is not going down
without an ice-skating competition

for issues such as
Medicaid expansion

(and civil rights expansion
and labor rights expansion
and environmental policy expansion
and women's health care expansion

you know
little things like that).

He says
"We will fight
until hell freezes over

and then
we will fight on the ice." 

McCrory rolls his eyes
into the back of a head

which charitably contains a brain.

But whether the ice can survive
a mass of 25,000 people

for another Moral Monday
on February 14th of 2015

remains to be seen.

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.