Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Malignant Progression

President Obama
has signed a memorandum

to create a White House
task force on cancer

and has appointed
Vice President Joe Biden

who has called this effort
a "moonshot"
to eradicate the disease

as its leader

having lost his son Beau
to cancer last year.

Even though Donald Trump
says he can defeat everything

with a simple application
of more bigness
and more badness than anyone

he's no doubt
going to find a way

to say something
completely wrong and insensitive.

This poem © 2016 Emily Cooper.