Political Education

 [Poetry], Black Champagne  Comments Off on Political Education
Sep 142011
2004 matured me in "one fell swoop"
from deranged nerd to poised politico.
The Public Library lions lean meekly on their paws,
the spirit's menace, but not a doit
against the grinding real-politick of Kerry's crash.
"Let the repugnicans run things from here on in.
The people'll be fed up by 2040 or so."
So much for plots and plans. 
The streets were picked clean
as a district attorney's grin.
Sniggering drunk on cheap gin,
I watch the awkward, waddling, ludicrous,
heart-felt and foible-filled ANSWER's parade
float down 5th avenue, the partisans a pastiche
of president-haters and cranks.