A poet for president

Enough lawyers and business
​magnates in office
​more women needed
more people of color
and nuance

And if by any chance
we let a single man
be a politician
let it be someone
confused about his gender
because he simply doesn’t fit
due to frequent, unmanly absorption
into beautiful moments
involving bluebirds, cardinals,
and other birds less famous
on the porch outside
Holly Manon’s democratic party meeting,

And let him not write legislation,
but linger, as the new congress
of women and colorful people
gather, and make the right decisions,
so that he can document,
in a forever poem,
the change from a dying country
to an enlightened world

Author: Paul Stokstad

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