Thursday, August 27, 2015

Misunderestimating the Undersecretary

President Obama
traveled to New Orleans

to commemorate
the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

"The world watched in horror.
The music in the air
suddenly was dark and silent"

he said

yet noted
how well the city
in many ways
had recovered from the storm.

"I'm here to say
that on that project

of a better stronger
more just New Orleans

the progress you've made
is remarkable."

Yet this poet is reminded
of how different

the tone of her commentary

would've been
had it been started

in the previous administration.

Starting this week
and for many following weeks thereafter

it would go

"Bushie you're doing
a String-of-Expletives

of a job


This poem © 2015 Emily Cooper.