Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Boehner of Our Existence

North Carolina Representative
Mark Meadows

one of the Republicans'
most conservative voices

has introduced a motion
for Speaker John Boehner
to "vacate the chair."

He said
that "It's really more about
trying to have a conversation

on making this place work
where everybody's voice matters
where there's not a punitive culture." 

Boehner cried

at this symbolic statement
that is unlikely to oust him

but it was out of joy
not sadness

as he thought to himself

"I couldn't sue Obama
but at least one person

remembers I'm still here."

This poem © 2015 Emily Cooper.