Monday, February 2, 2015

Today Is Tomorrow

Today Obama
introduced the $4 trillion 2016 budget

by saying

"These proposals will

put more money
in middle-class pockets

raise wages

and bring more
high-paying jobs to America."

He proposed large tax increases

in education

infrastructure construction
and workforce development

mentioning how long overdue
these measures were.

Then he looked ahead
to the GOP-led Congress

occupying endless news cycles

with presidential campaign speeches

(against a to-be-civilian
version of himself)

disguised as genuine talking points

and silently envied winter.

This poem © 2015 Emily Cooper.