Sunday, March 27, 2016

Birdie Sanders

Bernie Sanders
has won Washington
Oregon and Hawaii

and on Friday

at a rally
in Portland

a small bird
unexpectedly landed on his podium

surrounded by a chorus of cheers
from the crowd

and Sanders
used it as an opportunity

to say that the bird
was really a dove

telling us 
that there should be
no more war.

And meanwhile
that bald eagle

which attacked Donald Trump

is reportedly
still not on speaking terms

with the Republican candidate.

This poem © 2016 Emily Cooper.