Tuesday, October 27, 2015

In the Black

President Obama

on Monday
struck a budget agreement
with Congress

adding $50 billion in spending
for this fiscal year

divided equally
between domestic and defense needs

and another $16 billion

for emergency war spending.

The tenative deal
contains nothing radical

but is an actual
bipartisan agreement

and does free up Obama

to do some things
any of them
potentially actually radical

or "Fox News radical"
and actual-reality
"about damn time"

in his last 14 months
in office

and quite frequently
both at the same time

particularly when speaking
to the police
about reforming the police.

(You can never tell
with that guy.)

This poem © 2015 Emily Cooper.