Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Delaying the Death Party

Senate Republicans
have postponed a vote
to replace the Affordable Care Act

until after the July 4th recess.

As it turns out
if you call yourself pro-life

hordes of angry voters
among them those who gave Trump his power

will rudely presume you meant

This poem © 2017 Emily Cooper.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

In Like Lynne Patton

When selecting an appointee
for a critical department of government

Trump has a few important criteria
for determining which individual

is most prepared
for the job at hand.

The individual in question
must be

a friend

a former employee
of someone in the family

or a random Republican
of whom he has heard

and more than anything
must be either dangerously incompetent
or purposely malicious

or both.

This poem © 2017 Emily Cooper.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Deplorable Wealth Snare

There was a time
in the not-too-distant past
when Republicans in Congress

would openly and shamelessly present
their atrocious Affordable Care Act
replacement bills

to the floor

their mean and life-threatening suggestions
on full display
to the public.

Now trapped as they are
in the self-created Trump unreality vortex

the emotion they feel is
(to be gracious)

the meek first step to shame

namely having been caught
creating another terrible bill

and feeling too cowardly
to release the evidence
of any wrongdoing.

And in a bizarre twist
even the man
who just yesterday was unanimously placated

by a creepily sycophantic cabinet

calls it "mean."

This poem © 2017 Emily Cooper.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Make Our Planet Great Again

Donald Trump

you may have done
the cowardly thing
and pulled out

of the Paris Agreement

but the climate change baby
is still yours

as it is ours.

So even if you
are an absent father

the rest of the country

and the rest of the world

will do the responsible thing
and take care of it.

This poem © 2017 Emily Cooper.