Monday, November 7, 2016

By Any Other Name

Tomorrow is Election Day

and only one of the major candidates' full names

contains both "nation lady"
and "matriarchy"

but perhaps some
will instead have a newfound "clarity"

because they realize this person is "rational"
or has an actual "charity"

and still others
may simply like the fact that this person
is "not him (Don)".

Whatever fuels the decision
it's time to make it

or break it

(the fabric 
of our democracy
is all).

This poem © 2016 Emily Cooper