Thoughts After a Mary Oliver Poetry Reading
"Appreciate the violets before they disappear,
The heron swooping over the pond is the poem
I wish I had written"...her voice fades away.
The US in financial ruin, one trillion dollar debt
every year for the next ten years, no hope.
Climate, education, health care, police and fire
protection, jobs, homes, industry all crumble.
Politics as usual, a dirty little game played to
stay in office, line pockets, laugh all the way
to the bank, while the middle class disappears
two classes now, many poor, wealth concentrated
Wars the world over, brothers killing brothers
Japan devastated in the latest natural disaster
while Haiti and New Orleans still strive to recover
Donal Trump is campaigning for President
courting the Tea Party vote, a ticket I envision:
Trump/Palin in 2012, "and the beat goes on."
"Some days it's not worth even chewing through the restraints."