The Politician

Star of the show, he lingers

at journey’s end.

His universe begun.

How the meter stumbles dully when he quits the stage,

all echoing blindness, all gallant fun.


He winks, oh so lewdly,

smiles fit to crack the veneer of his politeness.

He addresses with caresses,

unwanted pats on the back.

Spurning the crowds he professes to love,

he tweets out responses,

burning up trust.

I’ll be heading over to read many other poets at the charmingly creative and devastatingly diverse meeting of poetic minds called dVerse Poets Open Link Night. Hope to see you there!