Friday, January 4, 2008

Caucuses or Cactuses

Crowds of enthused voters
Rallying for their man or woman
Are joining together in Iowa
Of all places, to predict how we
In the rest of this nation
Will vote in the primaries

What a strange spectacle this is
As the different contestants
Try to outsmart, outcriticize
Each other, pointing out the other’s
Faults, voting record and experience
All in the name of democracy
And free speech in America

Reminds me of a bunch of jack rabbits
Scurrying through a desert of cactuses
Avoiding the truth as they would needles
That could pierce them and draw blood
Thus giving us a moment of real drama
In this unbelievable partisan performance

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