Friday, May 27, 2016

The Big Bad Socialist

Donald Trump
who just yesterday

said he'd "love to debate Bernie"
that "it would get very high ratings"
and "should be in a big arena"

and that the networks
should donate their profits from the debate
to "women's health issues"

has today changed his mind

meaning either he no longer cares
about high ratings
or big arenas

(or about pretending to care
about women's issues)

or that maybe
just maybe

his advisers think
he wouldn't know
how to respond.

Of course Trump
as is his way

gives twist endings
to his apparent compliments

when he says
that Hillary Clinton and Deborah Wasserman Schultz

have rigged the system
to keep Bernie Sanders from winning

but still concludes
"it seems inappropriate
that I would debate the second-place finisher."

To which Bernie Sanders sees Trump
and raises him a

"What are you afraid of?"

This poem © 2016 Emily Cooper.