Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Shooting Stars and Crescents

It's a good thing

that outer space is too big
to be partisan.

Otherwise Republicans

would find a way
to make the Leonid meteor shower

invisible to anyone
who thinks

that perhaps many-times-vetted
Syrian refugees
are not terrorists

and are looking
to escape violence
rather than create it.

(Then again
you can never guess

what mayhem
those five-year-old orphans
will get into next.)

This poem © 2015 Emily Cooper.