Oh, Politics…

As everyone knows, about a month ago we had an election, the results of which upset a good number of people. Upset them so much, in fact, that several states are taking such drastic action as to secede from the USA.

In my humble opinion, this is a bit of an overreaction…but that’s where my opinion stops being public.

Come on everybody, can’t we all just get along?


The sky is a patchwork this evening.

To one side,

            the ominous dark of an immature storm

            lies heavy upon the trees while

to the other,

            post-sunset glow

            soaks the clouds with pastels

            and lights up the dusk.

This dangerous unbalance tugs

at the path before my feet,

distorting, twisting, skewing it

until it is too deformed

for me to journey on.


In the 2012 Presidential campaigns,

all I heard were clashing clouds.

Sarah Palin stressed the importance to

            “defeat Barack Obama.”

while President Obama repeated sentiments of

            “challenges” and “victories”,

as if the days were a countdown to war

rather than election.

One Democrat in a family of Republicans,

I watched my Mother silently disagree with her father.

Harsh words were never heard,

but there were offhand comments

and not-so-good-natured jibes.

And as I observed

the tension between family members,

it seemed to me

they had forgotten

that they belong to the same sky.

(c) 2012 Marie KR