Wednesday, May 9, 2012

but today, Mr. President

Oh Mr. President
My President
The motherf-ing President of the United States
Don’t agree with you on everything
As you’d well know if you have in fact read the emails I write you when I don’t

But today

What they didn’t ask you today
What they couldn’t think to ask you in that moment

Mr. President
By taking this rather surprising stand on this ridiculously controversial issue
at this point in the election cycle

Are you not in fact making a politically calculated move
to energize your liberal base
to curry the vote of this nation’s youth
to ultimately expose the fact that your opponent has no actual...well,
by his party to run as their nominee
to put the culture war right smack dab in the center of the national consciousness 
just so you can say tomorrow
“Look, I’m done with that...
I do hope no one else is still stuck on this.
Can we go back to talking about taxing rich people?”

(and possibly to distract us for the moment that we are living 
in a second great depression)

And could you not in that moment
Have grinned very slyly
Cocked your head slightly
and responded

“Yes I am, Robin.
And what are you doing with the rest of your day...?”