“‘Campaign in poetry; govern in prose,’ the old adage goes. This moment, though, has in many ways flipped that idea: The 2016 presidential campaign was decidedly lacking in poetry. Yet in its aftermath, as Americans consider the contours of their new government, they are, often, turning to poems: to Cope and her gallows humor.”
With limericks hitting their marks,
our pens will keep lighting the sparks
of the rhyming resistance,
to pummel corrupt oligarchs.
© 2017 Susan E. Eckenrode