11/9/16 7:37am by Justin Hyde

 

how’s it going?

one of my male co-workers
asks another male co-worker
two offices over

better-now

he bellows
in derisive
relief

as in

we almost elected a woman

a brilliant
if flawed woman
who knows
how to get shit
done

shattered glass

and maybe
just maybe
she would have started
holding us accountable
for a couple hundred years
of unabsolved
sin

instead

we elected a cipher
who has pimped narcissism
to an eponymous
zenith

a walking bromide
who at seventy years old
still barks
at kites

yes

we sure dodged

that bullet.

6 Responses to “11/9/16 7:37am by Justin Hyde”

  1. John Dorsey Says:

    “a walking bromide
    who at seventy years old
    still barks
    at kites.”

    Just excellent.

  2. priscampbell Says:

    I love this. John’s auote from the poem is one I like, too.

  3. John, Pris,

    Thanks for reading this.

    I was listening to a Ken Burns interview yesterday, and he recited this quote from Lincoln that sums up where we are at right now.

    “From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia…could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.”

  4. The screw listens to Ken Burns, thinks Hillary would save him.

  5. Keep coming back to this one as well. Great work.

  6. larry jones Says:

    both brilliant poets, the screw and the cabbie.

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